Post-Gustav cleanup

friscobob Sep 4, 2008

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    From the KCS web site...

    Service Status Updates
    9/2/2008

    KCSR Works to Clear Lines In Wake of Hurricane Gustav

    In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, The Kansas City Southern Railway
    Company (KCSR) terminals at New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    were relatively unharmed; however, many trees and power lines were
    down on the rail line leading to these terminals.

    The KCSR line between Shreveport, Louisiana and Beaumont, Texas has
    been cleared and will open later today.

    The KCSR line between Shreveport and Baton Rouge should be cleared of
    trees and generators will be in place for traffic signals by tomorrow.
    The line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans will be cleared of trees
    and generators will be in place by Thursday. However, the opening of
    the line between Shreveport and New Orleans is dependent on when local
    power companies can remove power lines from the track.

    KCSR has approximately 100 maintenance of way employees and
    contractors working to restore the line, and is making every effort to
    connect with local power companies, so that the rail line can be
    safely and efficiently restored. Operational updates will be provided
    as additional information becomes available.

    Sincerely,

    KCSR Customer Service Center
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like they came through in fair condition. That's good news.

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  3. friscobob

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    KCS doesn't like Ike, either

    In the wake of Hurricane Ike, this bit of post-hurricane news from the KCSNotes group:

    As of today, KCS has cancelled its embargoes at Beaumont and between Corpus Christi and Laredo. Embargoes remain in effect for Port Arthur and Port Neches traffic.

    Trees had to be removed from tracks at places from Shreveport southward to Beaumont, westward to Dallas, and northward to Heavener.

    Lowell G. McManus
    Eagle Pass, Texas, USA



    Ike traveled north up through east Texas and then through Arkansas, putting the entire north-south main in its crosshairs. Besides blown-over trees, the area suffered lots of rain. I haven't heard of any washouts on any KCS lines from Ike.
     
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    That's today. Excellent news!

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