Rail Facilities

Various Locations | Mining

Overview

ISG has provided a number of design services for rail facilities, as well as coordinating property, right-of-way, and surveying requirements.


Opportunity

A key component of the non-metallic mining industry is rail access. To meet the growing needs of their mining activities, a confidential mining client required a major rail expansion for its facility.

Case Study - Confidential Client

ISG provided environmental due diligence, topographic survey, sub-ballast design, slope-stability design, stormwater management, construction staking, and turf reestablishment design for a confidential client’s rail facilities. Most recently, nearly 27,000 linear feet of spur line and yard track rail were added, which required assistance with staging and load out diagrams.

Surveying railroad alignments has many challenges, including very old rights-of-way mapping, missing historical records, and safety issues related to working on live rail. Rail-related survey services that were provided include permanent control establishment, boundary survey, easement descriptions, and parcel descriptions for the rail work at the project location.

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