TRANSPORTING WESTERN COAL: UNIT TRAIN OR SLURRY PIPELINE

The history of coal pipelines is developed briefly, as well as the general picture with reference to coal transportation. Because coal is a solid and because of its low value relative to its weight, coal has historically had transportation problems. Slurry pipelines are seen as peculiarly well suited to long-distance, high-volume shipments from large mines to large consumers. The features of unit-train transport are also examined. It is concluded that no comparison of pipeline costs with those of unit trains are possible and it is noted that cost estimates for large slurry pipelines are only projections not based on actual experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, T C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00129173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM