KCS Spear Siding Improvements

Customer
Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
Robstown, Texas
Provided By

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.