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Ameren UE’s Labadie Power Plant

Ameren UE's west-facing turnout improves operating efficiencies at the plant.
Project Highlights 
  • Installed 16,500 feet of CWR
  • Installed 4 turnouts
  • Completed ahead of schedule despite material and delays and extreme weather
Labadie, Missouri
Ameren UE
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
Project Description 

Ameren UE, Missouri’s largest electrical utility, opened a “West Facing Rail Turnout” at its plant outside of Labadie, MO, about 35 miles west of St. Louis. The rail spurs allows unit trains to deliver low-sulfur western coal to the 2,389-megawatt plant in a timely, more efficient manner than it had been able to before.

Project Scope 

RailWorks constructed the plant’s west-facing connecting tracks during the fourth quarter of 2006. Within the three-month work window, RailWorks installed tracks #1, #2, and #3, comprised of approximately 16,500 track feet of new 141# continuous welded rail on wood ties and 4 turnouts.

Unique Features 

RailWorks completed the project ahead of schedule despite rail and turnout material delays and a severe December snowstorm.

“The RailWorks team performed admirably, overcoming all obstacles to complete this project ahead of an already aggressive schedule. It was a privilege to work with RailWorks on this project and I will definitely be using them again in the future.”
Bryan E. Poetker
P.E. PMP General Executive
Coal Operations & Ash

Ameren Energy Fuels & Services