A PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF THE IMPACT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FIVE PROPOSED COAL SLURRY PIPELINES

The paper presents the results of a preliminary analysis on the implementation of five proposed coal slurry pipelines, totalling 4,320 miles in length, with an annual throughput capacity of about 85 million tons. The document gives water and energy consumption, steel tonnage and capital investment costs for the system. It also gives estimated receipts from user charges, and impact on the rail system through revenue loss, loss of rail employment and reduced rolling stock requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in Freight Transportation: A Digest of Technical Papers, a report sponsored by the Office of the Secretary, U.S. DOT, RRIS 17 144088 7701.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Mergel, J
    • Vance, L
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-28

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  • Accession Number: 00157949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-68 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM