Birmigham Regional Intermodal Facility

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McCalla, Alabama
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Rail Type

  • RailWorks Track Services

Project Highlights

  • Rehabilitated existing loop track
  • Constructed a new lead track
  • Rehabilitated existing loop track
  • Constructed a new lead track
Customer
BNSF
Location
McCalla, Alabama

The RailWorkerI-EJ, a turnkey service featuring a hi-rail excavator with a trained operator, worked in conjunction with BNSF crews to perform rehabilitation and maintenance work on the line near Stevens Pass

Project Scope

  • Assisted in changing out ties and rail and was particularly helpful digging out ballast and ties and aligning track at tie-in points
  • Worked with the bridge crew to clean shoulders and ballast on hard-to-access areas on bridge decks
  • Worked with the BNSF slot train to clean ditches and change out track panels in the tunnel

Unique Features

RailWorks provided two sizes of RailWorker® excavators to perform a range of tasks for the BNSF. Because of its portability and hi-rail capabilities, the RailWorker® could more easily reach and perform work than traditional rubber- tired equipment. While performing as a “helper” to BNSF crews, the RailWorker® proved itself an indispensable resource to quickly perform a range of tasks on its own and in conjunction with work crews.