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Global Partners Terminal

RailWorks Track Services demolished an existing CPR intermodal yard and constructed 5,800 feet of track and two turnouts to expand Global Partners’ terminal in Albany, N.Y. Crews worked alongside workers from CPR, who modified the north end of CPR’s switching lead to accommodate 120-car unit trains.
Project Highlights 
  • Constructed 5,600 feet of continuous welded rail steel tie track
  • Constructed two #9 turnouts
Albany, New York
Globbal Partners
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Services
Project Description 

RailWorks completed a $1.9 million project for Global Companies LLC’s unit Global Partners, which transports crude from the Bakken formation to its Albany terminal.

Project Scope 

RailWorks helped expand the Albany plant’s capacity, from 80-car unit trains to 120-car unit trains, constructing a new four-track yard with 5,600 feet of continuous welded rail steel tie track, and two #9 turnouts at the facility. Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is the terminal’s rail provider.

Work was completed in five months. The contract included demolition of the former CPR Kenwood Intermodal Yard.   The fast-track project meant RailWorks and CPR crews worked in a fairly congested area, and in conjunction with Global's electrical and mechanical contractors, who were installing yard lighting and pump systems.

RailWorks’ contract also included flash-butt welding of all rail as well as site excavation, grading, backfill, concrete curbing and asphalt paving, which was performed by subcontractors.