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CSXT Capacity Expansion

RailWorks installed the new siding at Lilly, Ga., in a six-hour work window.
Project Highlights 
  • Constructed 17 sidings, 41 turnouts
  • Installed more than 158,000 track feet
  • Completed work in less-than-six-hour windows
Lilly, Georgia
CSX Transportation
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

CSXT expanded capacity on its strategic Chicago-Florida rail corridor and other sites identified for capacity improvements. RailWorks served as the prime contractor to self-perform the track construction work while managing subcontractors to perform the civil, electrical and drainage work.

Project Scope 

RailWorks constructed and extended 17 sidings in six states (Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Indiana) at strategic sites on CSXT’s main line. RailWorks prepared the sites for the new track roadbed, rehabilitated and constructed the track, and assembled and installed turnouts. All work — totaling approximately 158,130 of new track and 41 concrete and wood turnouts, 846 feet of crossings, two bridges, numerous box culverts and drain pipe — was completed to CSX and FRA standards with no lost-time incidents.

Unique Features 

RailWorks performed mainline track shifts, crossing and bridge work, all while train operations continued on the adjoining main line. Thirty of the 41 turnouts were installed in active mainline track during works windows of six hours or fewer.

Other participants 
HDR, TranSystems – architect, engineer