The author examines the controversy between railroad executives and pipeline advocates that has recently been intensified by a government-financed study on comparative coal transportation costs. The comprehensive U. S. Bureau of Mines report, which analyzes the costs of moving coal by slurry pipelines and unit trains from the northern Great Plains to midwestern and southern markets and from Appalachia to major eastern cities, gives no recommendations as to which method is best. The author also analyzes advantages and shortcomings of both these means of coal transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Guccione, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM