Meridian Speedway preps upgrades

June 24, 2016

Meridian Speedway rail line preps for upgrades in Louisiana, Mississippi

From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Meridian Speedway LLC, a joint venture between Kansas City Southern and Norfolk Southern Railway, will invest $28 million in construction and improvements on the Vicksburg and Meridian subdivisions, KCS announced yesterday.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

The joint venture is a 320-mile rail line between Meridian, Miss., and Shreveport, La., offering end-to-end steel wheel interchange for intermodal customers.

The upcoming work involves the replacement of 6 miles of rail and 83,000 cross ties; improvements to more than 90 road crossings between Gibsland, La., and Vicksburg, Miss.; and upgrades to bridges between Shreveport, La. and Meridian, Miss., KCS officials said in a press release.

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