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Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

UP completes L.A.-area trackwork a week ahead of schedule


The construction industry’s mantra long has been “on time and on budget.” For Union Pacific Railroad, a trackwork project in the Los Angeles area met one goal and exceeded the other.

Crews recently completed the $38 million project — which involved two mainlines running through 11 cities — nearly seven days ahead of schedule. Work began Jan. 2 and had been scheduled to conclude at March’s end.

Workers installed more than 93,000 concrete ties; replaced 36 miles of straight rail, 1,800 feet of curved rail and 33 turnouts; spread 110,000 tons of ballast; and replaced surfaces at 18 grade crossings.