<< Rail Magazine Articles Home
Kansas City Southern Article
Kansas City Southern moves wind towers from Colorado to Mexico
Kansas City Southern
Last month, Kansas City Southern
moved the first of three unit trains of over-sized wind towers originating in Denver and terminating in Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico. The move, which concluded on Nov. 18, required close coordination between all parties, including Kansas City Southern Railway Co. and Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. (KCSM).
"This project was a challenge. The wind towers and other components are extremely large and heavy," said KCSM executive Yolanda Treviño in an item posted on the "KCS News
" web page. "There is also a wide variety of components with different shapes and sizes that required a great deal of work to find the appropriate loading scheme and to approve all clearance issues."
In the past, wind towers and components typically were moved only by truck, he said. The Class I's cross-functional and cross-border team proved KCS "can be the best transportation solution" by ensuring collaboration in all levels of the company, said Treviño.
Browse articles on Kansas City Southern on Progressive Railroading
- Amtrak service to Norfolk will provide a much-needed option for Northeast Corridor travelers, Virginia rail department says
- Class I railroads' outlook for 2013 is a smidgen on the optimistic side
- MAP-21 gives transit execs some certainty in 2013
- Rail outlook 2013; reading the rail-car order barometer (Pat Foran, Context, December 2012)
- For Norfolk Southern, a new intermodal initiative is paying off in shorter trains and efficiency gains
- Amtrak reorganization outlined during House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing
- Tracy DeLeon, League of Railway Industry Women's 2012 'woman of the year,' talks career success
- Positive train control a tall order for short line railroads
- U.S. locomotive order activity has slowed, but demand for GenSets is up for some motive power manufacturers
- Rail-car deliveries to drop to 47,000 in 2013 — by Toby Kolstad
- Track inspection equipment and services update
- Domestic container volume up in 3Q, IANA says; plus, freight rail traffic data
- Railroad Contractor Case Studies (advertorial)
Progressive Railroading editorial staff.