The paper considers the scale of the underground transport activity within the collieries of the National Coal Board. Particular characteristics of currently operating systems for the transport of mineral, men and materials are discussed along with the historical trends which have contributed to the present stage of underground transport. Criteria of safety and efficiency are examined and restraints discussed. Current developments in transport technology within the UK are reviewed along with comparable work in Europe.

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    Institution of Mining Engineering

    3 Grosvenor Crescent
    London SW1X 7EG,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Watt, R G
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 729-741
  • Serial:
    • Mining Engineer
    • Volume: 138
    • Issue Number: 211
    • Publisher: Institution of Mining Engineering
    • ISSN: 0026-5179

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM