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Publication Date: 03/2000
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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.

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