The future of coal transportation systems in the United States will depend upon which of our abundant coal sources are developed and on where the coal is eventually consumed. A combined rail and waterway system offers a proven and existing method for much of the coal transported between mines and consumers. Potential mine areas and locations for future coal consumption are evaluated and the types of transportation that can be expected to handle this coal in the future are assessed. Rail to barge transfer terminals are highlighted specifically with one of the newest transfer terminals discussed in detail. The paper clarifies the complex rail/barge transportation network involving coal movement in the United States and offers details on typical coal transfer facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at ASME Meeting, December 10-15, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, E F
    • Zachariason, R A
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79-WA/MH-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM