unit train


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unit train

[′yü·nət ′trān]
(mining engineering)
A system for delivering coal in which a string of cars, with distinctive markings and loaded to full visible capacity, is operated without service frills or stops along the way for cars to be cut in and out.
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Canadian Pacific has offered discounts of around 15-25 percent, but in exchange wants shippers to commit to firm volumes, for example one 70,000 barrel unit train, made up entirely of oil tanks cars, per month for three months, said one source with a Calgary-based midstream company.
The facility will also give the state the capability for on-dock unit train intermodal container loading and unloading when it opens, the TPA said.
The freight train station at the Bulgarian Danube city of Ruse has received its first ever container block train, also known as a unit train, which will be transporting goods from Austria to Turkey.
The new rail load out system will be capable of loading a 100-car unit train in less than six hours.
To make the unit-train system work efficiently, there must be a system for consolidating tank cars from various plants into the unit train, and a dedicated receiving terminal at the far end.
We have had a very strong relationship with the Union Pacific Railroad for almost 20 years, and look forward to capitalizing on 100-car unit train ethanol and dried distillers' grains capabilities while optimizing supply-chain efficiencies," said Mark Beemer, president and CEO.