Metamorphosis of the World's Busiest Coal Artery

This article profiles the Datong-Qinhuangdao (Daqin) Railway in China, considered to be the busiest freight railway in the world. Coal is the primary product carried by its trains, with 340 million tons shipped in 2008. The article describes the heavy haul transport technology that is used, including the high power locomotives, high capacity wagons, track and power supply, and train monitoring system.


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  • Accession Number: 01141286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2009 2:38PM