COAL BY PIPELINE: A CHALLENGE TO THE UNIT TRAIN

Proposals for slurry pipeline delivery of western coal to the South and Midwest are being watched by railroads which are operating unit coal trains. Burlington Northern sees high-capacity pipelines as competitive with rail haulage; small diameter lines would not be. For delivery from arid western regions, water supply would be a critical factor and the handling of large volumes of contaminated water at destination must also be faced. The problem of eminent domain for a non-common carrier pipeline remains to be faced. The two coal slurry pipelines which have operated in the U.S. are discussed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Welty, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-12

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  • Accession Number: 00099798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM