shuttle car

shuttle car

[′shəd·əl ‚kär]
(mining engineering)
An electrically propelled vehicle on rubber tires or caterpillar treads used to transfer raw materials, such as coal and ore, from loading machines in trackless areas of a mine to the main transportation system.
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The Channel Tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world, which is used by Eurostar passenger train services and the Le Shuttle car and freight trains which transport nearly 2.
All passenger services and the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle car service were halted on Saturday after a vehicle caught fire at the French end of the underground railway's south tunnel.
The Eurotunnel Le Shuttle car service between Folkestone and Calais was also affected, with the company tweeting at one point that there were delays of fiveand-a-half hours for passengers wanting to get to the UK from France, and threehour waits going to the Continent.
Both Eurostar, who run passenger trains through the tunnel, and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle car service had hoped to resume a normal service yesterday morning.
Services on the Le Shuttle car service restarted after French fire-fighters give the all-clear, a company spokesman said.
The shuttle car arrangement is designed to receive individual pallets, on demand, from the designated denester and deliver to the relevant pallet load station at start of production.
Over the course of the 5 day program employees are trained to operate a continuous mining machine, a miner bolter machine, a loading machine, a shuttle car and a section scoop.
The inspection team observed visible dust overriding the machine scrubber system and rolling across the top of the continuous mining machine and shuttle car operator.
DRILL BIT: At the north part of the mine in 2007 INAUGURATION: Of the mine in 1969 TUNNEL VISION: The mine in 2007 ON THE MOVE: At tractor transports men down the mine in 1984 SMILE: Miners at the bottom of No 2 shaft in 1973 Picture by A M Franks courtesy of East Cleveland Image Archive GOING DEEPER: Keith Brice drives a shuttle car in the mine in 1984
Mr Saunders told yesterday's hearing: "The worst conditions were in the shuttle car and the men I worked with used to draw straws to decide which unfortunate would work there.
Mr Keith said police had thought it strange that the couple had not used their hotel's shuttle car and that a taxi driver had taken them to a dangerous township.
On the other hand, religious workers (all other), audiologists, first-line enlisted military supervisors/managers, shuttle car operators, optometrists, clergy; transit and railroad police have the lowest relative divorce rates.
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