Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) Cadiz Mainline Track Rehabilitation, Midwest Terminals of Toledo
The continued growth of the oil and gas industry in eastern Ohio means an ongoing need for rail-related projects throughout this area of the state. Midwest Terminals of Toledo contacted EMH&T to design a rail terminal outside of Cadiz, Ohio, utilizing ten loading spots on two tracks plus four support tanks. The terminal is designed to load up to 60 tank cars per day. The project also required the rehabilitation of six-and-a-half miles of mainline track leading to the new terminal to handle inbound and outbound traffic of empty and full tank cars. Within this stretch of track, the last half-mile had been abandoned since 1989 and had almost completely succumbed to the elements. EMH&T engineers prepared plans and bid documents for track rehabilitation, including adding new steel and timber ties (steel ties having been utilized every third tie), new continuous welded rail (CWR), and improved drainage. EMH&T completed the project while maintaining rail operations and also provided construction observation services. EMH&T prepared conceptual plans, bid documents, engineering plans and assisted with grading and utility crossings.