Northstar | East Fairview, ND

Date
LocationEast Fairview, North Dakota
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Client
CategoryRail

McClure JFSCO Engineering Co. provided rail design services from the initial concept to 100% final design approved by BNSF. The site totaled over 86,000 track feet, and was 2 miles long.

MEC Results

Throughout the design phase, several challenges were encountered due to changes in unit train size and potential for several different commodities to be delivered to the site. This resulted in varying rail car lengths which then affected the track footage required, while attempting to maintain an efficient operating layout for the entire terminal. With MEC JFSCO’s input and flexibility during design, a final ladder track terminal layout was approved which met the needs of all parties involved.