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Railworks will return rails to repair site near Pampa


April 11, 2019

The neatly manicured worksite has renewed rail bed ballast supported by tons of rip rap rock that extend down to the edge of Willow Creek.

A crew from Railworks Track Systems, Airway Heights, this week will restore the railroad tracks to the repair site at Pampa. Railworks, which has offices around the country, is a subcontractor for Shamrock Construction, which finished up riprap fill on the bank at Willow Creek where an earth slide shut down the Palouse River railroad.

Bob Westby, director of the PCC rail system for the state Department of Transportation, said Railworks is expected to have the track back in place by Friday or Saturday at the latest. The tracks were removed so Shamrock could get trucks and equipment on the s...

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