RailWorks extended Kansas City Southern Railway's Spear Siding in Robstown, Texas, west of Corpus Christi.
During the three-month siding-extension project, RailWorks Track Systems constructed 12,582 track feet of 136-lb. heat-hardened continuous welded rail (HHCWR) on wood ties and installed four #15 turnouts on the main line. The company also built concrete road crossings, installed I bonds/transition rail and performed rail surfacing and de-stressing.
The siding extension enhances efficiency by accommodating longer trains, allowing passing freight and passenger trains to stay on the main line.