Intermodal Rail Terminal Design Build

Winter Haven, Florida

In 2012, J. Ranck Electric began construction on one of the largest intermodal terminals in the eastern United States. The Winter Haven Rail Terminal, near Winter Haven, Florida, is operated by Evansville Western Railway (EVWR), an affiliate of CSX Transportation. The state-of-the-art terminal will serve CSX’s growing intermodal business, which ships products via an intermodal container using various methods of transportation, including ship, train and truck. Strategically located between Tampa and Orlando, the Winter Haven facility will serve as a transfer terminal for rail-to-truck cargo. The terminal will include five 3,000-ft. loading tracks and two 10,000-ft. arrival and departure tracks. The tracks will be spanned by three 13,660 volt Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) Cranes that will unload and load trains.

Built on 318 acres, the terminal includes 14 miles of new mainline and facility tracks, 77 acres of concrete pavement totaling 131,000 yards of concrete material and four site buildings. J. Ranck Electric was hired to install the primary and secondary electrical underground, data conduit, and all the high mast and roadway LED lighting. For JRE, work began in November of 2012 and crews worked through the summer of 2013. The Rail Terminal Facility opened in 2014.

Project Details

Three miles of primary conduit and 10 miles of primary wire
20 miles of secondary/data conduit and 85 miles of secondary wire
27 high mast LED lights
52 LED roadway lights