Coal accounts for more ton-miles of freight on the railroads and the waterways than does any other commodity. Now, belt conveyors, rail-barge combinations, and slurry pipelines are under study as additions to transport systems. In the past, both production and consumption have taken place within the same geographic regions. As late as 1969, the average length of coal hauls was only 225 mi (360 km). With the opening of the western mines along with increased emphasis on having new power plants designed to use coal, the market is becoming national in scope. Average hauls are much greater, with some being as long as 1200 mi (1900 km).

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, T C
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM