The paper discusses various ways of moving muck from the face of an underground excavation to the portal or shaft. Among the methods and equipment reviewed are rail haulage, cars and locomotives, rubber tired haulage, belt conveyors, pumped slurry, and compressed air. The paper concludes that rail haulage is capable of keeping up with the progress of the present generation of moles. It is simple low in first cost and has high resale value. Its present capacity can be increased by speeding up the locomotives. Pumping of hydraulic slurry should have a bright future on long tunnels.

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  • Pagination: p. 419-426
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00129103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM