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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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Oil's logistics assets include 2.9 MMbbls of storage capacity, a proprietary 14-mile jet fuel pipeline, a marine terminal with 15 acres of waterfront property, a unit train rail facility with 107 unloading spots and a truck rack with six truck lanes and 10 loading arms.
Cycle times --the time it takes for a unit train to make a round trip--for Nipsco have increased, and Nipsco is working closely with that railroad to improve both railroad performance and station unloading performance." The railroad in question was not identified.
This unit train capable facility will offer rail car storage, repair, cleaning and transload services to Southeast Texas.
The company has more than 180m tons of frac-sand reserves within its mining properties and unit train logistics origination capabilities from its processing facility located in Picayune, Mississippi.
announced that it acquired the rights to operate a unit train capable transloading terminal in Van Hook, N.D., to service the Bakken Formation.
The company has more than 100 million tons of frac-sand reserves within its mining properties and unit train logistics origination capabilities from its processing facility located in Picayune, MS.
Chris Favors, VP of Sales at VPROP, said, 'We are excited to announce that we received our first 109-car unit train on Tuesday, August 15th.
THSR 700T is a series of Taiwanese high speed multiple unit train. This service started on 5th January 2007 between Taipei City and Kaohsiung.
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 Austria-Turkey freight unit train transportation service is a joint project of Austrian, Hungarian, Germany, Bulgarian, and Turkey railway operators, the Bulgarian State Railways BDZ announced Monday.
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.