The movement of coal from collieries to the power plants of the U. K. Coal Board's best customer, the CEGB/SSEB, has been transformed by the introduction of the imaginatively named merry-go-round trains which now carry three quarters of all railborne coal to power plant boilers. Planning, aims and efficiency of the concept of Merry-Go-Round working--a non-stop movement of a permanently coupled set of rail-cars from the colliery to the power plant and back again--are discussed, and the design of the system and the rail-cars is analyzed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Rainbow, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: p. 319
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM