1 MARCH 2000
Generally not included in the work plan are Classification Yard tracks 6-14 (the far west tracks), tracks X1
through X5, Administration Area track A9 (to the old coal/gravel chute), and track P5 (at the end of the
West Line). These tracks, while required for mobilization, are not in regular use.
A cost estimate summary of the remedial actions is shown in Table D-2.
1) Remove Vegetation
This should be the first step, to ensure that the track is fully accessible for other track work and that large
amounts of vegetation will not be buried in the track during ballast unloading.
Vegetation removal can be accomplished with the plow and brooms of a ballast regulator, supplemented
by laborers with brushcutters.
Note: Unit Cost =
2) Restore Drainage
It is essential that proper drainage be provided and maintained to prevent roadbed deterioration and track
washouts. While drainage of the track network is mostly satisfactory, some general maintenance is
needed, with a few areas that require serious attention.
This section provides a rough allowance for the following drainage work:
1) Excavator, dump trucks, backhoe, and laborers reshaping ditches and cleaning culverts.