Design of a unit-train system to move the coal quickly and economically is described. Solution was four unit trains, each made up of 87 100-ton cars and each pulled by four CN diesel units. One train can be loaded at the mine while another is being unloaded by Neptune Terminal at Port Mann near Vancouver, while the two other trains are in transit to and from these sites. Loaded coal is sprayed with coal binder (latex) to decrease wind loss on 800-mile trip between mine at Grande Cache, Alta., and dock facilities at Vancouver-area ocean ports.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-5-31

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  • Accession Number: 00142272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM