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Weed Controlling Spraying on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Corridors

Weed Spraying along RR Tracks June 2015

posted April 28, 2015 11:23 AM

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad anticipates performing routine weed control spraying along railroad tracks in Madison in June, 2015.  The timeframe is yet to be determined and will depend upon weather and contractor availability. 

When information about the railroad segment to be sprayed and estimated date range is available, an update will be sent via the alert system. 

For more information, please visit WSOR's web site,

About Weed Control spraying on railroad property

The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad conducts weed and brush control spraying along the tracks two times a year, generally in spring and fall.  The application is performed by the railroad company to control weeds, promote effective drainage, improve safety for railroad workers and protect and extend the life of the railroad. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about weed spraying?  The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad has prepared a FAQ Sheet