GE’s locomotive facility expanded its track infrastructure with four projects in 2016. A noise test track was built to allow for testing of noise level compliance of warning horns on new locomotives. A storage track was built in order to increase the plant’s capacity. A two-and-a-half-mile delivery track was built to connect the manufacturing plant with a mainline in order to deliver new locomotives. The largest project of the year was a three-and-a-half-mile test track that allows for the testing of new locomotives at speeds of up to seventy miles per hour.
- 18,600 total track feet.
- Four turnouts including one No. 20 Equilateral
- Major utility relocations
- Four large culverts under the test track