NS 2022 Capital Projects Outlined

Norfolk Southern has outlined its capital spending priorities for 2022, which include extending sidings and improving intermodal terminals.

Trains magazine reported on its website that NS Vice President of Engineering Ed Boyle outlined the capital plans during a presentation to the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association.

Among the sidings to be extended is one in Campbellstown Township in Southwest Ohio on the New Castle Subdivision.

The siding, which is located southeast of Richmond, Indiana, will be extended to 15,000 feet.

It is one of six siding extension projects planned as part of the 2022 capital budget.

Also planned is upgrading yard lead tracks in Cincinnati. Most of the intermodal terminal projects will be in Chicago.

NS has not said how much it plans to spend on capital projects this year or detailed all of its projects. However, it spent $1.6 billion in 2021 on capital projects and expects to expend a similar amount this year.

Boyle noted during his presentation that bridge and structure work also will be a focus of the capital spending plan with plans set to replace 21 bridges and rebuild 28 others.

During this year NS plans to lay 500 miles of new rail, conduct 2,700 miles of tie and surfacing work, and replace 450 panel turnouts.

More information is available in the article, which can be found at https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/norfolk-southern-sets-siding-terminal-improvements-in-capital-plan/

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