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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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3 (ANI): A train driver lost his life in a collision between diesel-electric multiple unit trains and a truck at Pilkhuwa in Hapur on Saturday.
With construction completed, we now have the capacity for several hundred railcars and the option to ship unit trains on both the Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific railroads from our flagship Oakdale, Wis.
In September, Shale Support is expected to begin shipping its products via 80 to 100 car unit trains with a transit time of less than four days from mine to transload terminal.
The facility has around 21,000 feet of rail track, which can hold two, 130-car unit trains and will be used for rail-to-truck frac sand trans-loading services.
Under the new service, the Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, a G&W-owned switching and terminal railroad that serves the Pekin plant, hauls the plants daily output to Creve Coeur, Illinois, where the connecting TPW has the track capacity to aggregate the railcars and assemble unit trains of as many as 96 cars.
Energy assets company JP Energy Partners LP (NYSE:JPEP) said on Monday that it plans to expand its existing rail facilities at its North Little Rock refined products terminal to allow ethanol offloading of up to 108 car unit trains
Rates vary according to whether the crude is being shipped on dedicated unit trains or alongside other cargoes, and whether the barrels are under contract or one-time spot shipments.
The new contract, which is worth in excess of PS1m, is for the supply of eyeTrain saloon and Driver Only Operation systems, which will be fitted to Bombardier's new four-car Electrostar Electrical Multiple Unit trains.
Unit trains are expected to begin running in early 2014.
We are very big supporters of converting any freight shipments that we can that are appropriate to unit trains because they are just so efficient to operate," said CSX spokesman Gary Sease.
The container block trains, also known as unit trains, are still a new means of freight transportation in Bulgaria, with the first ever such train for the country having been received only in September 2011, at the new intermodal transport terminal in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.
Plans for the facility, which is served by the Norfolk Southern Railroad, include capacity for 135-car unit trains with rail unloading and loading, and barge unloading and loading capabilities.