Harsco: $10 million in Northeastern contracts

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Harsco Rail’s track maintenance division has won two contract services projects totaling approximately $10 million in projected revenues from undisclosed “major transit railroads” in the Northeastern U.S.

HarscoP811Under the first award, a Harsco P811 Track Renewal System and its 24-person crew will replace approximately 22,000 ties and eight miles of rail in the greater New York City metropolitan area during 2016 and 2017. The track renewal projects are scheduled to begin in early spring and finish by the end of May each year, so that work is completed prior to the summer-season upturn in rail traffic. “Together with its crew, the versatile P811 removes and replaces old crossties, fasteners and rail in a single, self-contained set of units, giving railroad operators a fast and efficient solution to their track renewal and replacement needs,” Harsco said.

In the second award, a Harsco NTC (New Track Construction) machine and its 13-person crew will be working in New York and Connecticut building approximately five miles of new CWR (continuous welded rail) in both 2016 and 2017. This project will also entail installing approximately 12,000 new ties.

When queried, Harsco told Railway Age it “doesn’t have authorization to disclose the customer names.” Presumably, they are Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR, Metro-North, MBTA or SEPTA.

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