UNIT TRAIN ECONOMICS ON THE LONG COAL HAULS

Ten years hence the coal burnt in US power stations will be around 70% above the 1974 figure of 390 million short-tons. Most low-sulphur coal will be mined in the west, and will have to be moved further than the 500 mil limit for economic transmission of electric power to reach generating stations located close to the load. However, coal slurry pipelines may capture a large amount of this traffic unless strenuous efforts are made to improve the economics of unit train operation.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Ross, B A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Accession Number: 00131238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM