Unloading coal from railcars by remote control
Remote-controlled locomotives and rotary dumpers increase efficiency and operator safely in a railcar unloading terminal.
Kanawha River Terminals [KRT], Ceredo, W. Va., loads coal from railcars onto barges on the Ohio River. In fact, they unload some 95,000 railcars a year, each holding about 100 tons of coal taken from the Kentucky and West Virginia mines in the heart of American coal country. Today, the Ceredo terminal runs a streamlined, automated unloading process. That wasn't always the case.