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Part 1 : MOW Spending Report: Railway systems to undergo many improvements in 2013
Part 2 : MOW Spending Report: Large railroads lay out 2013 infrastructure programs
Part 3 : MOW Spending Report: Small railroads share 2013 infrastructure plans
Part 4 : MOW Spending Report: Transit rail providers target 2013 infrastructure goals
(Arranged By Budget Amount)
2013 capex budget: About $4.1 billion (a record), includes $2.3 billion for core network and related assets, $550 million for terminal, line and intermodal expansion and efficiency projects, and $250 million for positive train control work.
2012 capex budget: About $3.6 billion.
Reasons for budget increase: Expansion and efficiency projects will be primarily focused on capacity expansion to accommodate Bakken Shale-related industrial products growth, intermodal terminal expansions, such as the completion of the Kansas City Intermodal Facility, and other terminal improvements to enhance productivity and velocity.
Rail: Install or replace 1,090 track miles of rail with continuous-welded rail (CWR).
Grinding/surfacing: Grind 28,000 track miles and surface 18,500 track miles.
Ties: Install 4,004,000 wood and 373,000 concrete ties.
Ballast: Install 5,079,000 net tons.
Bridge work: Total of 210 projects — a 28 percent increase vs. 2012 — including rebuilds, ballast deck conversions, re-decks and bridge fills.*
Major projects include:
Unusual or unique work this year: Stimulus projects in western Washington, and upgrades to a line through Devils Lake, N.D., with new CWR, which includes raising the grade on a portion of the subdivision.
*Information from BNSF presentation Jan. 11 at the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Inc.'s (NRC) annual conference in Miami
Replacement capital for 2013: $2.2 billion
Rail: Replace nearly 1,000 miles of rail.
Double track: Install 30 additional miles of second mainline on Sunset Route in Arizona and California (Western Region); construct double track north of Dexter, Mo. (Northern Region); and construct double track in Louisiana and Texas (Southern Region).
Sidings: Build sidings and upgrade signals in the Louisiana Gulf, and install sidings in Texas (Southern Region); and extend sidings and upgrade signals in the Pacific Northwest (Western Region).
Ties: Install or replace about 3.8 million ties.
Bridge work: Build flyover in Colton, Calif. (Western Region).
Facility projects: Continue to build intermodal terminal and fueling facility in Santa Teresa, N.M., expand Los Angeles intermodal yard and improve terminals in the Pacific Northwest (Western Region); expand yard in Salem, Ill. (Northern Region); and expand yards in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas (Southern Region).
* Information from UP's 2013 capital plan summary
2013 MOW budget: $1,788,000 (capex and opex, in Canadian dollars)
2012 MOW budget: $1,735,000 (capex and opex, in Canadian dollars)
Reasons for budget increase: Inflation and increased traffic.
Rail: Basic capital calls for 406 track miles of new rail and 155 track miles of partially worn rail, all CWR.
Double track/sidings: Key focus on Edmonton-to-Winnipeg corridor in Alberta and Saskatchewan; also, long and extended sidings in northern British Columbia and northern Alberta (Western Canada).Three extended sidings in northern Ontario to complete grid of long sidings in the Toronto-Winnipeg corridor (Eastern Canada).
Grinding/Surfacing: Grind 18,500 pass miles.
Ties: Basic capital calls for installing 1,546,000 wood and 66,000 concrete ties.
Ballast: Install 1.5 million metric tons.
Bridge work: The following four major projects:
Facilities: Kirk Yard reconstruction, ongoing work, $25 million; and EJ&E integration, Eola to East siding, Munger connection, $15 million.
2013 MOW budget: Will invest 54 percent of $2.3 billion capital plan in infrastructure, or about $1.24 billion.
2012 MOW budget: Invested about 52 percent of $2.25 billion capital plan in infrastructure, or about $1.17 billion.
Reason for budget increase: CSXT is continually improving system production team planning and productivity.
Rail: Replace or install about 360 miles of rail with 136-pound CWR, and a mixture of premium and standard rail.
Double track: Construct 5 miles of double track from Haverstraw to Tomkins Cove, N.Y., includes connecting two existing sidings, projected for completion in 2013; and build 4 miles of double track in Coxsackie, N.Y., a multi-year project that also includes 4 miles of double track planned in 2014.
Sidings: Build 10,000-foot sidings in Dellrose, Tenn., and Martinka, W.Va.
Grinding/Surfacing: Grind about 23,000 pass miles and surface about 5,500 miles.
Ties: Install about 3.3 million wood and a few thousand concrete ties.
Ballast: Install about 3.4 million tons.
Bridge work: Infrastructure capital includes funding for numerous bridge rebuild, strengthening and reliability projects across the system. In addition, about 21,000 open-deck bridge ties are planned for renewal in 2013.
Facilities: Infrastructure capital includes funding for new building construction, roofing, HVAC and electrical infrastructure projects, and switch-heater upgrades.
2013 MOW budget: Projected spending includes $831 million to replace rail, ties and ballast, and to improve or replace bridges.
2012 MOW budget: Spent $840 million for programs to maintain track network, primarily rail, ties and ballast, and replace bridges and culverts.
Rail: Replace or install 418 miles of new and relay rail, CWR.
Double track: Build 4.5 miles of double track near Grove, Ky.
Grinding/Surfacing: Grind 17,800 pass miles and 12,600 track miles.
Ties: Install 2.25 million wood ties.
Ballast: Install 2.5 million tons.
Bridge work: Overall, rehab or replace about 120 bridges. Build new 963-foot-long bridge to replace the 819-foot-long, 245-foot-high Portageville Viaduct in New York, $67.5 million, complete in about two years. Also, replace several bridges over 51st Street in Chicago, build two bridges near Burns Harbor, Ind., and rehab a rolling bascule bridge in Norkolk, Va.
Facilities: Facility and terminal investments are anticipated to total $203 million, separate from the $831 million roadway and maintenance budget. Work includes the following:
2013 MOW budget: N/A
2012 MOW budget: $960 million (in Canadian dollars)
Note: Basic replacement capital estimated at $640 million.*
Rail: Replace or install 410 miles of new and relay rail with CWR, primarily ranging from 100- to 136-pound rail; work includes 32 miles of sidings and rail in yards.
Sidings: Plan to complete 11 siding extensions ranging in length from 10,000 to 14,000 feet.
Grinding/surfacing: Grind 13,200 pass miles and 6,200 spot events.
Ties: Install 1,033,995 wood ties.
Ballast: Estimated at 675,000 tons, 135 miles out of face.
Bridge work: Total capital budget at about $90 million (in Canadian dollars); includes 250 separate bridge projects. Bridge and structures work includes 62 deck replacements, 46 bridge replacements and 44 timber pile trestle upgrades.*
Other work: 125 programmed turnout replacements in 2013.*
*Information from CP presentation Jan. 11 at the NRC's annual conference
2013 Capex: 21 percent of revenue in the United States and Mexico (about $450 million)
Double track/sidings: Budget of $47 million for double track and additional/longer sidings.
Facilities: Budget of $27 million for new origin/destination facilities; and $29 million for intermodal terminal expansions.
Other work: Budget of $20 million for CTC and work to increase mainline speeds; and $45 million for rolling stock.
2013 MOW budget: $370 million (U.S. dollars)
2012 MOW budget: $162 million (U.S. dollars)
Reasons for budget increase: Load capacity will increase to 130 tons on "T" line; reduction of general orders; progressive rehabilitation work to ensure rail traffic on "A" and "I" lines; and construction of new sidings to expand capacity of trains on track.
Rail: Install 218.1 miles of 115- and 136-pound rail.
Double track: (Line/length/cost/start date) A-597, 1.74 miles, $2,976,662, Aug. 19; A-577, 3.43 miles, $5,030,668, Aug. 5; A-474, 7 miles, $6,082,365, Aug. 5; A-409, 4.77 miles, $3,581,373, Aug. 5; A-388, 4.65 miles, $6,699,240, Sept. 2; A-350, 0.34 miles, $4,449,362, March 18; and R-232, 1.09 miles, $1,442,918, April 27.
Sidings: (Line, location) A-1067, Coahuila, Jimulco; A-1020, Coahuila, Darias; A-829, Zacatecas, Cedro; A-325, Guanajuato, UNIVEX; B-154, Hidalgo, Sabinita; A-1927, Chihuahua, Dunas; T-1927, Coahuila, Lolita; T-1741, Jalisco, La Venta; I-304, Jalisco, Cruz Vieja; I-471, Jalisco, El Volcán; I-563, Colima, Tecomán, I-103, Jalisco, Patti; I-69, Jalisco, Oliva; I-39, Guanajuato, Corralejo; R-34, Coahuila, Gavilán; R-121, Coahuila, Mezquital; R-150, Coahuila, La Florida; R-195, Coahuila, Hermanas; R-272, Coahuila, Gloria; R-331, Coahuila, La Popa; M-486, Monterrey, Bellavista; TA-103, Sonora, La Sauceda; and T-594, Sonora, Margarita.
Grinding/surfacing: 886.7 miles.
Ties: Install 635,000 wood and 570,000 concrete ties.
Ballast: Install 1,147,200 tons.
Bridge work: Jobs consist of changing low-capacity beams with concrete beams, structural reinforcement with deep foundations in various locations, structural reinforcement in low-capacity metalical bridges by increasing several elements, concrete reinforcement, and changing wood elements with concrete. Reinforcements (with cost and month work started) include bridges in Empalme, $837,400, February; Nacozari, $1,458,000, January; Nogales, $837,400, February; Paredón, $920,000, January; Puerto Peñasco, $2,600,000, February; Sufragio, $1,046,700, February; and Tepic, $2,333,300, February.
Facilities: Construct first phase of yard in Celaya.
Other work: Establish concrete tie modulation as reinforcement to elastic rail.