GRAVEL TRAVELS BY RAIL - AT LOWEST COST

A 30-car unit train of Rapid Discharge hopper cars is used to supply gravel to a Denver, Colo., paving company. The train makes a five-hour, 86-mile round trip over Burlington Northern to the pit for loading and return to the elevated unloading trestle at Western Paving Company. Thirty trucks operating nine hours daily and consuming over 2,000 gallons of fuel would be required to perform the same function as the train which consumes only 400 gallons of fuel. The train, trestle and loading facility were designed as a system.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00099831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM