RE-LAYING TRACK – 1-1/2 MILES PER DAY. SEE ATTACHED LINK

http://www.wimp.com/traintrack/

The attached link shows a method of taking up old track and laying new
track at the same location. (The rail and most of the stone ballast in
this method is re-laid.) Major railroads such as the UP, BN&S, CSX and
other large Railroads use this method and can rebuild track at a rate
of about 1-1/2 miles of track per day.

Manufacturing, coordinating and meeting the delivery schedule of all
track material is critical for the success of this kind of project and

is usually identified as a can-not fail contract with substantial bonding and liquidated penalties identified.

It takes a crew of about 200 + persons with dedicated special work
equipment to feed and perform this kind of operation and assumes
concrete ties, stone ballast and other track materials are properly
stockpiled along the railroad ROW in sufficient quantities to complete
the track rebuild project.

Other civil construction such as drainage, bridge work, culverts etc.
are not included. Also signal, communications and other related
electrical work are not included.

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