Unit trains are used to move crude oil, imported from the Middle East, from deepwater to an electric generating station. After an extensive search for a non-polluting alternative to coal, the low sulfur crude oil was selected, but it was not feasible to deliver the oil by water to the generating station. The unit train movement involves three 26 car trains operating 70 miles across the state and providing a daily delivery of about 600,000 gallons of crude oil. A total of eighty of the 23,150 gallon tank cars are used. An additional generating unit will go on-line in 1974, which will increase the daily train to 36 cars.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-12-25

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12
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  • Accession Number: 00041146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM