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Facility Expansions / Renovations Projects by Crouch Engineering

Mercedes-Benz USBI Railroad Yard Expansion

Crouch Engineering, P.C. designed two new staging tracks (over 10,000 track feet) and the extension of five auto load-out tracks and related appurtenances for Mercedes-Benz in Vance, AL. The USBI project enabled Mercedes-Benz to expand its export business, doubling its loading capacity. Crouch Engineering also designed the yard expansion at Colonel's Island, Anguilla GA, increasing inbound capacity for export cars at the Georgia Ports Authority.

Norfolk Southern Railway / Amtrak Passenger Project

The Crouch Engineering design team worked closely with Norfolk Southern, the Virginia DRPT, Amtrak, CSX, local agencies, utilities, and regulators to plan, survey, design, permit, bid, manage, and stake out the following projects, which were a part of the overall Norfolk to Petersburg, VA Amtrak project:

- New Amtrak Station Platform and Platform Track; Harbor Park, Norfolk, VA Survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking - 2,000 TF platform track, main line realignment, I-95 Crash Walls, a new 800’ passenger station platform, and platform track.

St. Julian Amtrak Servicing Facility and New Wye Tracks - Norfolk, VA – Planning, survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking wye tracks (8,600 TF), main line realignment, & new Amtrak passenger train servicing facilities and wye to be used for Amtrak passenger trains to turn around

- NSR - CSXT Connection Track – Survey, design, permitting, utilities, bid phase, and staking for a 7,000 TF connection track and CSXT double track.

- New Double Mainline and Auto Ramp Bypass, Petersburg, VA – survey, design, permitting, bid phase, and staking for a new 6,200 TF mainline bypass

- Siding Extension & Highway Realignment, Petersburg, VA – survey, design of track, bridge overpass, and highway realignment, utilities, permitting, bid phase, project management., and construction staking for the 0.5 mi Johnson Rd. Realignment and railroad bridge overpass widening.

- Redesign of Portlock Yard, Chesapeake, VA – planning, survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking for additional storage tracks, a new switching lead, and redesign of other yard tracks to allow passenger trains to move through the yard without interference from yard switching operations.

Lhoist North America New Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop / Heavy Equipment Shop

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, environmental permitting, design, bid phase services and construction project management services for the design of a new locomotive and railcar repair shop / heavy mining equipment shop, on the Lhoist North America Mine site in Crab Orchard, TN. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop and parking.

New Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop / Warehouse / Offices / and Freight Yard

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, environmental permitting, design, bid phase services and construction project management services for the design of a new railroad freight yard, with a railroad locomotive and rail car repair shop / warehouse, offices, wash pad, and SPCC containment system on a greenfield site for South Carolina Central Railroad in Darlington County, SC. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop / warehouse, access road, utilities, wash facilities, and parking.

San Luis and Rio Grande Western RR Shop Design

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping and design services for a new locomotive and railcar repair shop on the San Luis and Rio Grande Western RR in Alamosa, CO. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop.

Tennessee Southern Railroad New Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, design, bid phase services, and construction project management services for the design of a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop on the Tennessee Southern Railroad site in Mt. Pleasant, TN. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and drop table, and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop.

Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad Shop Design

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping and design services for a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop on the Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad site in Fountain, AL. The project included track design for two shop tracks, a locomotive pit and transfer table, wash facilities and a new switching lead track to serve the shop, as well as site design for the shop.

Locomotive Shop Design – 611 Steam Locomotive

Crouch Engineering has performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping and preliminary design services for the design of a new locomotive repair shop for the Fire Up 611 Project, for the N&W 611 Steam Locomotive, for the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA. The project included redesign of the museum lead track and yard tracks, design for two shop tracks and a locomotive pit, as well as site design for the shop. Full design is expected to start in the 4th quarter, 2014.

Hartford CT New Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop Design

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping and design services for the design of a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop on the New England Central Railroad site in Hartford, CT. The project included track design for two shop tracks and a locomotive inspection pit, as well as site design for the shop.

Railroad Locomotive and Railcar Shop Modifications

Crouch Engineering performed planning, estimating, surveying, mapping, and design services for the design of a new locomotive inspection pit at the Knoxville Locomotive Works, in Knoxville, TN. The project also included track design for tracks serving the shop.

Hartsville Yard Relocation

Crouch Engineering worked with RailAmerica; the South Carolina Central Railroad; the City of Hartsville, South Carolina; Darlington County, South Carolina; Coker College; and the Governor’s School of South Carolina to relocate the Railroad’s office and yard from Hartsville to Darlington County, South Carolina. Vacating the Railroad R.O.W. permitted linking the two school campuses.

Crouch assisted with cost negotiations, and was responsible for planning, surveying, environmental permitting, the design of yard tracks, passing tracks, a new office, a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop with warehouse and all yard site work. Crouch Engineering assisted in acquiring the new 27 acre yard site for a cost of $10.

When it came time for construction, Crouch Engineering performed the project turnkey, utilizing a local grading contractor, and managed the construction of the project.

Hartsville Yard Relocation

Crouch Engineering worked with RailAmerica; the South Carolina Central Railroad; the City of Hartsville, South Carolina; Darlington County, South Carolina; Coker College; and the Governor’s School of South Carolina to relocate the Railroad’s office and yard from Hartsville to Darlington County, South Carolina. Vacating the Railroad R.O.W. permitted linking the two school campuses.

Crouch assisted with cost negotiations, and was responsible for planning, surveying, environmental permitting, the design of yard tracks, passing tracks, a new office, a new railroad locomotive and railcar repair shop with warehouse and all yard site work. Crouch Engineering assisted in acquiring the new 27 acre yard site for a cost of $10.

When it came time for construction, Crouch Engineering performed the project turnkey, utilizing a local grading contractor, and managed the construction of the project.