Room to Move

by Joe Schrank, P.E., (M.ASCE), Associate; McMillen Jacobs Associates, Inc., Nashville, TN,
Ben Matthews, P.E., Construction Engineer; CSX, Hagerstown, MD,
Gabe McClain, Project Manager; Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC, Golden, CO,
Patrick Porzillo, P.E., Vice President; Parsons Corporation, Washington, DC,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 10, Pg. 72-79

Document Type: Feature article


Through what is called the National Gateway, the rail operator CSX is hoping to confer economic and environmental benefits by opening more facets of rail infrastructure to trains carrying freight containers stacked two high. As part of this initiative, the Harpers Ferry rail tunnel, constructed in 1894 near that historic West Virginia town, has recently been expanded and enhanced.

Subject Headings: Railroad trains | Container shipping | Economic factors | Infrastructure | Environmental issues | Ferries | West Virginia

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