Union Pacific Distribution ServicesClient Name:
Project Location: Quebec to Minnesota by Rail
Completion Date: 10/29/2010
TTS and its partners on this project (Canadian Pacific, Canadian Pacific Logistics Services, Union Pacific Distribution Services, Progressive Rail and a property owner in Randolph, Minnesota) moved 400+ tower sections from Canada to Minnesota in the dead of winter for spring construction of a wind power facility. Fixtures were designed, fabricated and applied to railcars; property was leased; train routes were cleared and schedules were developed. TTS brought in two crawler cranes, a portable office, a forklift and rigging. Within a couple weeks, snow on a former pipeline storage yard was cleared and trains started rolling. In bitterly cold weather and almost constant wind, TTS crews unloaded and stored 10 train loads of tower sections. After rain had turned the frozen ground into mud, TTS and the trucking company started trucking up to 8 sections per day to the wind site in Minnesota. The project was successfully completed within a few weeks.