Critical defect found on CSX mainline track

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KINGSTON – Inspection of CSX mainline railroad tracks between Highland
and Kingston have identified one critical and six non-critical defects.
The examinations were conducted by teams of state Department of Transportation
and Federal Railroad Administration officials.

On the 19-mile stretch of track, the critical defect involved less than
two bolts per rail end at a joint in continuously welded rail, which was
repaired immediately.

Inspectors also found six non-critical defects including loose guard rail
bolts, fouled or insufficient ballast, a broken switch point side plate,
less than two bolds per rail joint, and loose bolts on a switch transition
device.

Inspectors also examined CSX mainline track between Blauvelt and Newburgh.
No issues were reported on that section.