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KCS Spear Siding Improvements

Robstown, Texas
Kansas City Southern Railway
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

RailWorks extended Kansas City Southern Railway's Spear Siding in Robstown, Texas, west of Corpus Christi.

Project Scope 

During the three-month siding extension project, RailWorks constructed 12,582 track feet of 136# heat-hardened continuous welded rail (HHCWR) on wood ties and installed four #15 turnouts on the main line.  It also built concrete road crossings, installed I bonds/transition rail and performed rail surfacing and destressing.

The siding extension enhances efficiency by accommodating longer trains, allowing passing freight and passenger trains to stay on the main line.