Belt Railway Company Of Chicago

Davey’s Rail Division cut back encroaching vegetation in crossings and areas with signage to ensure Belt Railway Company of Chicago’s continued service to over 100 industries safely.

The Challenge

Belt Railway Company of Chicago is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in the United States. With 28 miles of mainline routes and more than 300 miles of switching track, Belt Railway Company of Chicago can interchange with every railroad serving the Chicago rail hub. With Chicago being the largest hub of the U.S. railroad industry, Belt Railway Company of Chicago dispatches more than 8,400 rail cars per day and is able to service more than 100 industries.

With so many industries depending on the Belt Railway Company of Chicago for their transportation needs, the rail company must continually maintain its tracks and infrastructure to ensure their operations run smoothly and safely. Davey’s Rail Division was called in to help Belt Railway Company of Chicago achieve their goals through selective vegetation management on important areas of their railroads.

The Solution

In summer of 2023, a 4-man crew used mechanical methods to cut back encroaching vegetation on areas of importance along the railroad. Bucket trucks, SkyTrims, excavators, and chippers were used to clear railway crossings, areas where signage was blocked, and other important line-of-sight areas.

The work took about a month to complete. Davey’s crews were careful to cause minimal disruption to Belt Railway Company of Chicago’s critical railway system so they could stay up and running during the project.

The Results

Belt Railway Company of Chicago had a goal to complete the line-of-sight clearance within two months. Davey’s Rail Division was able to complete the work ahead of schedule using cost-friendly solutions.

The rail company was pleased with Davey’s ability to provide expert-level work with efficiency and ease.

Davey’s Rail Division was called in to help Belt Railway Company of Chicago achieve their goals through selective vegetation management on important areas of their railroads.
A 4-man crew used mechanical methods to cut back encroaching vegetation along Belt Railway Company of Chicago’s railroads.
Belt Railway Company of Chicago is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in the United States.
>> Contact us to learn more about Davey’s utility solutions

Related Client Work

Microsoftteams Image (4).Png
Transportation

Davey’s Rail Division Clears Overhead Canopy & Encroaching Brush In Support Of The Indiana Rail Road’s Maintenance Program

By utilizing an all-encompassing vendor to provide mechanical and herbicide solutions, Davey’s Rail Division provides timely and efficient vegetation control on railways throughout southern Indiana and central Illinois.
Read More
Project Profile Wittpenn Bridge Replacement Banner 1440X500
Transportation

NJDOT Receives Environmental Green Light For Wittpenn Bridge Replacement In Hudson County

Davey Resource Group coordinated the preparation of an Environmental Assessment in accordance with federal regulations for the replacement of a critical connector bridge that was originally constructed in 1930.
Read More

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!