Fort Polk Railroad Reopens

The Fort Worth District celebrated the official reopen of Fort Polk’s railroad with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 15. The project included replacement of 19,500 cross ties and 26 culverts, and repaired 19 switches and 21 road crossings. The railroad is vital to the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk mission, transporting an average of 920 pieces of rolling stock and supporting more than ten rotations annually. In less than a year, Fort Polk’s railroad infrastructure underwent more than $14 million in upgrades.