DESIGN OF UNIT-TRAIN CAR MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND WHEEL SHOP FOR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

To supply two 420-MW power units in San Antonio, Texas, with about 3 million tons of coal from Wyoming, seven 110-car unit trains with a total car fleet of about 850 rotary-coupler gondola cars are required, annual car mileage is about 120,000 miles and deliveries occur once every 30 hours. This paper discusses the basis for the decision to construct a rail car maintenance facility, the design parameters and equipment of the facility, and the operational experience of the maintenance shop.

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  • Pagination: p. 601-609

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM