Work to upgrade waterfront train tracks wrapped up earlier this month.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said a 35-member high-production-steel gang spent two weeks replacing rail north of the border in the track curves with continuous welded rail.
“Rail has actually been lifted out and replaced with new, upgraded rail,” Melonas said.
Melonas said the work is part of $7.5 million in capital projects and routine maintenance BNSF has scheduled in Canada this year – work he described as the “backbone to efficient and safe railroad.”
“And we don’t take shortcuts,” he said.
Meanwhile, city work to install two pedestrian rail crossings in West Beach continues. It’s expected to complete in June.