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CSXI West Springfield Intermodal Yard

RailWorks updated and expanded an intermodal yard for CSXI.
Project Highlights 
  • Rehabilitated three yard tracks
  • Constructed a new 2800-foot track
  • Installed four turnouts
  • Replaced several thousand ties
  • Performed 7,500 feet of welding
  • Ballasted and surfaced track
West Springfield, Massachusetts
CSX Intermodal
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
Project Description 

RailWorks completed a rehabilitation and new construction project for CSX Intermodal (CSXI) in West Springfield, Mass.

Project Scope 

RailWorks rehabilitated three yard tracks of approximately 2,500 feet each, constructed a new 2800-foot track and installed four #10 turnouts. They also replaced several thousand ties, performed 7,500 feet of cut-and-slide welding, and ballasted and surfaced the track. The crew also installed two road crossings.

Unique Features 

All work on the project was completed while intermodal operations continued in the yard. This added complexity because the crew could work on only one track at a time. Each track had to be finished before the crew could gain access to the next one.

The expanded and updated intermodal yard positions CSXI to support additional intermodal business growth in Northeastern North America.

Other participants 
Milord Company – general contractor