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DM&E Railroad

Project Highlights

  • Rehabbed 30-plus miles of track
  • Installed 20-plus road crossings
  • Performed on active rail line
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Colony, Wyoming
Provided By

RailWorks Track Systems rehabilitated 30 miles of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern line in South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. The line is a portion of more than 60 miles of track from Colony, Wyo., to Rapid City, S.D., acquired from Union Pacific in 1996.

RailWorks crews installed 35,000 ties; relayed 30 miles of continuous welded rail; surfaced, lined and dressed more than 30 miles of track; and removed and replaced more than 20 road crossings.

Unique Features

RailWorks crews utilized eight- to 10-hour work windows to install ties and relay rail, surface track and install railroad crossings across the prairies of South Dakota and eastern Wyoming.