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Cleaning Up Tracks Between Georgia, North Carolina By Peter Hildebrandt CEG CORRESPONDENT

The tie and surfacing gang of Norfolk Southern Railway Company has been working on the line between Charlotte, N.C., and Augusta, Ga., for several months on a section of about 190 mi. (306 km) of track. Though creosotecoated, extremely heavy and solid (ask anyone who’s ever had to move), railroad ties eventually deteriorate from steady use and untold tons of daily pressure on them. Getting equipment onto the tracks and doing the work when the trains aren’t running on the tracks seems like a tricky job, yet railroads do manage to rather seamlessly and efficiently update worn tracks and ties on a fairly regular basis. Robin Chapman, manager of public relations for Norfolk Southern in South Carolina and North Carolina explained that the rate at which they are replaced is

Some hand labor is involved with this project, but the majority of the work is machine-operated work.

Despite the busyness of this stretch of rail line, the work of tie replacement is proceeding flawlessly and on schedule.

The tie and surfacing gang of Norfolk Southern Railway Company has been working on the line between Charlotte, N.C., and Augusta, Ga., for several months on a section of about 190 mi. (306 km) of track.

perhaps more often than we may imagine: every 10 to 20 years or sometimes even more frequently, depending on various environmental factors involved. This is what is called program maintenance, and how often this reconditioning is done depends on how much rail traffic a particular line gets. This is how the replacement and repair work starts: the ties that are in the worst shape and are most in need of repair are marked with a clearly-visible white spot. In the stretch crews are currently working on, the Norfolk Southern will replace about half the ties, or about 1,800 per mile. That is a lot of ties. Luckily, they have a train to bring them to the right place. The train runs with loads of fresh railroad ties and a loader that sits up high on the back of the train unloads those ties in piles on the sides of the tracks. Large piles of railroad ballast rock material for the bed are piled at the side of the tracks near the road crossings. Eventually the ballast is spread evenly down the railroad line, and the new ties are spread out from their piles. A single operator double track cleaner slowly makes its way down sections of the line, brushing and cleaning off the tracks and ties to make the sections clean and clearly visible prior to the final work of replacing the ties. Some time later, equipment comes along, picks up the new ties, lifts the rails up and inserts the tie where the old one was. Old ties are disposed of by a company that Norfolk Southern contracts with, National Salvage, based in Ohio. Because the ties contain creosote, they have to be disposed of in an environmentally sound way. A lot see RAILWAY page 2


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Crews Workin’ On the Railroad, By Hand, By Machine

The train runs with loads of fresh railroad ties and a loader that sits up high on the back of the train unloads those ties in piles on the sides of the tracks. RAILWAY from page 1

The machinery used for this project is designed by Norfolk Southern and built in-house. Much of that equipment is produced at its Charlotte Roadway Shop.

of them are turned into fuel for power plants, according to Chapman. New spikes are hammered into the new ties to connect the rails to them. The spikes are driven in by spiker machines, another one of those rolling machines operated by one person. The rail workers then come in and recondition the ballast or the road bed. The truck used to run on both tracks and the road and used extensively with this work is called a highrailer. The machinery used for this project is designed by Norfolk Southern and built in-house, according to Chapman, much of that equipment is produced at its Charlotte Roadway Shop. Some hand labor is involved with this project, but the majority of the work is machine-operated work. Some workers are needed to go in and do the finishing touches by hand. Typically they’ll work on

about a couple of miles a day, They’ll be allowed designated track time when the dispatchers will not be running any trains on that stretch, and they know that and they will do as much as they can during that window. Then they clear out, let the trains run by and they’re given more track time so they can go back in and continue to work. The sidings (the low-speed track sections that are apart from a through track) enable work cars to be placed out of the way while the main trains still continue to run on a regular basis. Such work has been somewhat of an evolutionary process, according to Chapman. The company is always innovating new and better ways of modifying machines to make the process more efficient. It is something of an incremental improvement over the years. Communication happens with the two-way radio system they’ve always used dur-

ing such operations. Despite the busyness of this stretch of rail line, the work of tie replacement is proceeding flawlessly and on schedule. Some of the fairly slow-moving freight trains that run through this area on a regular basis each day are carrying products from pulp mill operations taking place nearby. The plants served by this line probably haven’t even felt a pause in their full work schedule due to the steady work on the tracks. For these important commercial investments to operate, they depend on the Norfolk Southern to get their product to where it needs to go. So, when the current section of track is finished, the crew will head down the track to work on another section. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com. ) CEG


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Construction Equipment Guide • Georgia State Supplement • www.constructionequipmentguide.com • May 18, 2011 • Page 5

HARD WORK NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.

With its aerodynamic lines, curved hood and striking grille, the Class 8 CT660 is sure to turn heads. But its real beauty lies in its features. Like a performance-matched Cat® engine and Cat transmission. Spacious, comfortable interior. Modularr, durable components. Truck and day-cab configurations. And the backing of the best Dealer Network around. It’s your next dump truck, concrete mixerr, waste carrier or heavy hauler - built to work hard for your business. Contactt your Y ancey Bros. Yancey Bro Co. Sales Representative today or visit DriveCat.com to learn more. ALBANY 800.768.2892

AUGUSTTA 800.446.5131

AUSTELL 855.639.8785

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Construction Equipment Guide • Georgia State Supplement • www.constructionequipmentguide.com • May 18, 2011 • Page 5

HARD WORK NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.

With its aerodynamic lines, curved hood and striking grille, the Class 8 CT660 is sure to turn heads. But its real beauty lies in its features. Like a performance-matched Cat® engine and Cat transmission. Spacious, comfortable interior. Modularr, durable components. Truck and day-cab configurations. And the backing of the best Dealer Network around. It’s your next dump truck, concrete mixerr, waste carrier or heavy hauler - built to work hard for your business. Contactt your Y ancey Bros. Yancey Bro Co. Sales Representative today or visit DriveCat.com to learn more. ALBANY 800.768.2892

AUGUSTTA 800.446.5131

AUSTELL 855.639.8785

BRUNSWICK 800.299.5010

CALHOUN 800.752.9804

COLUMBUS 800.633.5240

CONLEY 800.447.7394

DACULA 800.545.2945

JEFFERSON 888.477.6600

KENNESA AW 866.487.2228

MACON 800.633.5180

RESACA 877.994.2424

SA AVANNAH 800.755.8382

STTATESBORO 888.764.6506

VALDOSTTA 800.755.6841

WASHINGTON 888.678.3211

WAYCROSS 888.948.2443

©2011, Caterpillar. All rights reserved.

CA ATT, CA ATERPILLAR, A TERPILLAR, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow” and the “Power Edge” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission.

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‘Peach State’ Highway Project Bids

The Georgia State Department of Transportation received bids for transportation-related improvement projects. Following is a list of some of the projects let. County: Bacon Contract ID: B14020-11-000-0 District: 75502 Location: 4.071 miles of milling, inlay, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation on SR 4 beginning south of Williams Street (CS 547) and extending north of Beach Timerland Road. (E) Project: M004243 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Dixie Roadbuilders Inc. — $1,882,853 • Everett Dykes Grassing Company Inc. — $1,904,971 Completion Date: Feb. 28, 2012 County: Berrien Contract ID: B14007-11-000-0 District: 74402 Location: 5.700 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation on SR 11 beginning north of SR 520 and extending north of SR 158. (E) Project: M004372 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Ross Construction Company Inc. — $986,825 • The Scruggs Company — $1,003,655 • Reeves Construction Company — $1,026,405 • Reames And Son Construction Company Inc. — $1,048,249 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2011 County: Cherokee Contract ID: B14017-11-000-0 District: 76601 Location: 0.519 miles of construction of a bridge and approaches on Sixes Road (CR 779) over I-575/SR 417/SR5; also includes installation of intersection video detection systems (VDS). (E) Project: CSSTP-0006-00 (041) Contractors and Bid Amounts: • C. W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. — $7,968,602 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $8,458,098 • Sunbelt Structures Inc. — $8,718,308 • G.P.’s Enterprises Inc. — $8,749,702 • Rogers Bridge Company Inc. — $9,938,985 • Prince Contracting LLC — $10,040,170 • McCarthy Improvement Company — $10,097,954 Completion Date: March 31, 2013 County: Cobb Contract ID: B14019-11-000-0 District: 77702 Location: 4.25 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on SR 360 beginning at Powder Springs Road (CR 4510) and extending to SR 5. (E) Project: M004249 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • C. W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. — $1,403,859

• Baldwin Paving Company Inc. — $1,420,291 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $1,443,074 • Stewart Brothers Inc. — $2,023,247 Completion Date: Feb. 28, 2012 County: Cobb Contract ID: B13976-11-000-0 District: 77702 Location: 5.65 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on SR 8 beginning at James Road (CR 2470) and extending east of the Chattahoochee River. (E) Project: M004251 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • C. W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. — $1,685,430 • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $1,782,548 • Baldwin Paving Company Inc. — $1,874,718 • Stewart Brothers Inc. — $2,433,522 Completion Date: Feb. 28, 2012 Counties: Dougherty, Terrell Contract ID: B13978-11-000-0 District: 74404 Location: 3.894 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation on US 82/SR 520 beginning east of Head Road (CR 114) and extending west of Armena Road (CR 140) and beginning east of Pine Bluff Road (CR 473) and extending east of SR 520 BU. (E) Project: M004215, M004255 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Oxford Construction Company — $1,397,249 • Reeves Construction Company — $1,483,115 Completion Date: Nov. 30, 2011

County: Fulton Contract ID: B14008-11-000-0 District: 77703 Location: Intersection improvements on SR 92 at Fayetteville Road (CR 1316). (E) Project: CSSTP-0007-00(078) Contractors and Bid Amounts: • E. R. Snell Contractor Inc. — $523,550 • McCoy Grading Inc. — $547,844 • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. — $588,149 • CMES Inc. — $598,399 • Southeastern Site Development Inc. — $619,803 • Pittman Construction Company — $645,208 • Butch Thompson Enterprises Inc. — $648,756 • ISC Inc. — $649,885 • R. J. Haynie & Associates Inc. — $699,505 • Baldwin Paving Co. Inc. — $721,557 • G.P.’s Enterprises Inc. — $797,260 Completion Date: Dec. 31, 2011 County: Cobb Contract ID: B13993-11-000-0 District: 77702 Location: Bridge deck replacement on US 41/SR 3 (Cobb Pkwy) Over SR 280 (Delk Road). (E) Project: CSSTP-M003-00(071) Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Massana Construction Inc. — $2,295,014 • The L. C. Whitford Company Inc. — $2,343,172 • J. M. Wilkerson Construction Company Inc. — $3,261,703 Completion Date: Feb. 28, 2012


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Yancey Bros. Co. Names Cat Vocational Truck Sales Manager Yancey Bros. Co., based in Austell, Ga., recently announced the addition of Guy Milliken to its management team for support of the new Caterpillar Vocational Truck line. Milliken joins Yancey as the Cat Vocational Truck Sales Manager and has spent the past 37 years in the trucking industry at both the manufacturer and dealer levels. Milliken began his career in Newburgh, N.Y., in 1973 with Mack Truck Inc., prior to moving to Atlanta four years later. On the manufacturer side, Milliken developed a dealer network for the launch of a new truck product into the U.S. market in the mid 1980s. Following the launch, he moved to the dealer side of the business and has held positions ranging from Technician to Service Manager to Sales Representative. He also provides a strong knowledge of the used truck market and truck financing. Milliken will provide sales and service support to Georgia customers as the new Caterpillar Vocational Truck offerings continue to expand. “After looking into this opportunity, I realized that joining a company that is almost 100 years old, covers the entire state of Georgia very well, is customer-

oriented and focused on complete customer satisfaction is a great opportunity,” said Milliken. “That’s what the attraction was that drew me here. Plus, having a product launch for Caterpillar and our vocational truck, which is where my 37 years of experience has been, felt like a natural fit. “I’ve worked with Yancey for years from the engine side of the business selling other brands of trucks. I found that the management, administration and support system that is in place is second to none in the industry,” he said. “We really have a jump on other truck manufacturers and their dealership groups. We cover the entire state for service and support, where others might service just smaller geographic areas. Yancey Bros. Co. has proven to me over the years that their number one goal is customer satisfaction.” Milliken’s immediate focus is to build and provide sales, training and support for the Yancey sales group with the objective of quickly putting the Caterpillar Vocational Truck product into the hands of existing Yancey customers and then broaden the approach to prospects in the rest of the state of Georgia. “Caterpillar has never had a truck before, so from a sales perspective, we

have to forge a new base,” Milliken said. “However, the relationships we have built from the machine side of the business make the sales of the vocational trucks a natural fit for existing equipment customers who already have a truck fleet. “Whether it is for a dump truck, refuse truck or a day cab tractor, each truck we order will be for a specific vocation,” he continued. “When we take the order and get all the specifics of what a customer requires, we’ll take care of building an end-product that, when delivered, will be ready for our customer to put their decal on the truck, turn the key and go to work. “When we place our truck orders on a regular basis from Cat, when they come in, we will typically outfit them with a body that will be road-ready equipment with a goal of providing immediate one-stop shopping. From a parts and service standpoint, our team will be well-trained professionals. Caterpillar is currently conducting training sessions for our Technicians and product support staff specifically for the Cat Vocational Truck line,” Milliken said. For more information, call 855NEW-TRUK (855-639-8785), or visit http://www.YanceyBros.com.

Yancey Bros. Co., based in Austell, Ga., recently announced the addition of Guy Milliken to its management team for support of the new Caterpillar Vocational Truck line.

Education Foundation of Ga. Holds Annual Career Expo On March 17 and 18, 2011, more than 6,380 total attendees including 4,705 students, 851 instructors, 824 parents and administrators, industry guests, volunteers and exhibitors (from more than 206 schools and 311 organizations) attended the 7th Annual Construction Career Expo, sponsored by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia (TEFGA), and the Georgia Utility Contractor’s Association (GUCA). Members of the GUCA participated in this event, which had two areas designated just for utility construction. This year the utility construction industry area featured a hands-on experience for the students. A student favorite was sponsored by GUCA member companies Robert M. Anderson Inc.; Brock Built LLC; Richard Harp Excavation Inc.; C. A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; and Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, where students were allowed to operate and perform certain tasks on heavy equipment. Students could operate three

large excavators, one mini excavator, a stand up loader and a crane. The students tried their skills in picking up balls and placing them in containers with the mini excavator, moving timbers and large piles of mulch with the large excavators and operating a crane. GUCA members also had booths set up so students could find out about potential job opportunities for careers in the utility construction industry. Flint Equipment brought a heavy equipment computer simulator to show students how utility contractors install underground utilities. Robert M. Anderson Inc. provided a cotton candy machine, and Brock Built LLC provided a popcorn machine, both of which were a huge draw for students. GUCA’s education and safety committee attended the expo on March 17, 2011, to walk around to see what the expo and SkillsUSA Championships have to offer students in construction programs looking to pursue careers in various facets of the industry. They toured the 150,000 sq. ft. convention center and the outdoor utility construc-

tion area. Education and safety committee members who attended the CEFGA Expo included Rick Borowiec, Reynolds Inc.; Matt Chatham, Blount Construction Company Inc.; Jeff Duncan, Cowin Equipment Company; Ryan Hoilman, Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc.; Keith Lamberson, Trench Shoring Services; Charlie Murren, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; Gina Shelnutt, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; and Billy Vondenbosch, Clayton County Water Authority. GUCA gave special thanks to all of those who attended, donated and helped make the 2011 CEFGA Expo the largest and most successful to date. These volunteers were Steven Bledsoe, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; Fiona Bowen, Georgia 811; Scott Brumbelow, GUCA; Curtis Cagle, Richard Harp Excavation Inc.; Donald Carlan, John D. Stephens Inc.; Aaron Criswell, John D. Stephens Inc.; Allen Dobbs, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; Jeff Duncan, Cowin

Equipment Company; Ryan Hoilman, Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc.; Shannon Howard, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; Kim Kosky, STS/UtiliQuest; Grant Lamberson, Trench Shoring Services; Angela Lance, Peed Bros. Inc.; Charles Lance, Peed Bros Inc.; Kip Martin, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; Vikki McReynolds, GUCA; Charlie Murren, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; Billy Padgett, Reynolds Inc.; Bryan Ponder, Brock Built LLC; Malik Reid, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; T.J. Scriba, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; T.J. Shelnutt, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; Regina Shelnutt, Robert M. Anderson Inc.; Martin Smith, Stephens MDS/Stephens Rock & Dirt Inc.; Billy Townsend, GUCA; Jeremy Truijillo, Western Summit Constructors Inc.; Billy Vodenbosch, Clayton County Water Authority; Dallas Williamson, Western Summit Constructors Inc.; Trevon Whittick, C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; and Kelly Wilson, Western Summit Constructors Inc. For more information, call 404/362-9995.


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