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Cost of Repairs - NWP Track North of Windsor

At the NCRA Board of Directors meeting today, NCRA will be presented with an estimate to repair the rail line from Windsor to Redwood Valley, which is North of Ukiah.  In the report, NCRA will be presented with four different scenarios, and will decide which repair scenario is the most economical for them to proceed with.

  1. Windsor - Redwood Valley (59.4 miles)
    1. Estimated Cost from NWP - $20.7 million
    2. Repairs line to North end of siding, MP 122.3
      1. Replace 52,004 ties
      2. Repair/Replace 52 bridges, 326 culverts, 5 tunnels, 27 crossing surfaces, & 23 grade crossing warning systems
      3. Assumes repairing grade crossing warning systems, not replacing them.
  2. Windsor - Ukiah (52 miles)
    1. Estimated Cost from AndersonPenna Partners - $45.8 million
    2. Repairs line to central Ukiah
    3. Assumes replacing all grade crossing warning systems, not repairing them.
  3. Windsor - Cloverdale (27.7 miles)
    1. Estimated Cost from NWP - $5.1 million
    2. Repairs line to south end of Cloverdale tunnel, MP 85.6
      1. Replace 12,258 ties
      2. Repair/Replace 24 bridges, 94 culverts, 0 tunnels, 16 crossing surfaces, & 8 grade crossing warning systems
      3. Assumes repairing grade crossing warning systems, not replacing them.
  4. Cloverdale - Redwood Valley (36.7 miles)
    1. Estimated Cost from NWP - $15.6 million
    2. Repairs line from South end of Cloverdale tunnel to North end of Siding, MP 122.3
      1. Replace 39,746 ties (estimated)
      2. Repair/Replace 28 bridges, 232 culverts, 5 tunnels, 11 crossing Surfaces, & 15 grade crossing warning systems
      3. Assumes repairing grade crossing warning systems, not replacing them.

 

It looks like they are going to try for option 3, which is repairing the line to Cloverdale (apx. $5 million).  A more detailed repair analysis can be seen here:  http://northcoastrailroad.org/Agendas/2014/20140312/Item_F.2_031214...

Just thought I'd post this for everyone, in case they hadn't seen it yet.

James Bradley, Jr.

Oakley, CA

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Comment by Mike Cook on March 12, 2014 at 3:02am

Thank you so much for this James! I live in Redwood Valley, we can't wait to get our freight rail service back up here in Mendocino County, exciting times!

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