Thursday, October 22, 2009

Short line awards Unitrac contract for panelized turnouts

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Knoxville, Tenn.-based Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, said Thursday it has been awarded a contract by Mt. Vernon, Ind.-based Evansville Western Railway (EVWR) to supply 72 panelized turnouts for a project in North Baltimore, Ohio. 

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Construction at the project location already has started and Unitrac has begun shipping material to the site. The majority of the panelized turnouts that will be supplied by Unitrac will be on wood ties and a portion will be on steel ties. The Northwest Ohio terminal will be built and operated by Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX.

“Having an opportunity to work this closely with EVWR on a time-sensitive project of this magnitude allows Unitrac to showcase its commitment to providing high-quality specialty trackwork products in a timely manner,” said Ray Lambert, president of Unitrac. 

Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Healey Railroad Corp., which is based in Midlothian, Va.