CRUSTING AGENT MINIMIZES LOSS OF COAL IN TRANSIT

A latex binder material sprayed on the tops of loads of coal serves to stabilize the lading so that there will be no loss in the slip stream that develops above moving trains. Youngstown Sheet & Tube has adopted this method of protecting against lading loss from unit trains moving from southern West Virginia to northern Indiana. Other railroads have looked at the method which can serve to raise speed limits of some coal trains. The tests conducted prior to adopting the latex spray system are described.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-9-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 58-59
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  • Accession Number: 00080787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM