An Economical Approach to Receiving Coal by Rail in the Sub-Arctic Environment

by Bill Swigart, Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Roy Peratrovich, Jr., Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage, Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: During the period 1983 to early 1985 a multimillion dollar coal transfer facility was designed and constructed in Seward, Alaska. The facility transfers coal from rail cars to temporary stockpiles and later to a ship. This paper describes the design and construction of the Rail Car Dumping System and the challenging problems - structural, geotechnical, groundwater, and operational - that were solved.

Subject Headings: Railroad trains | Rail transportation | Economic factors | Building design | Foundation design | Freight transportation | Coal | Structural design | Ships | North America | Alaska | United States

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