Track Construction Brings New Fertilizer Plant On Line

RailWorks constructed the track over 15 months at one of the Hawkeye state’s largest-ever construction projects: Iowa Fertilizer. The new plant, on about 320 acres in southeastern Iowa, began production at the end of 2016.

RailWorks Track Services had responsibility for jobsite preparation and grading and all track construction, including:

  • 42,000 linear feet of track with 21,000 steel ties
  • 25 turnouts
  • a wye track connecting to the BNSF’s mainline.

RailWorks performs new track projects like this one and capacity expansion projects at industrial sites across the United States and Canada. Dedicated crews also provide ongoing maintenance services to ensure high uptime performance and minimize the chance of track outages or derailments.

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