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 Post subject: The Rail Veyor in use at Vale Mine
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:43 pm 
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Here is a short video demonstration of Rail Veyor, an efficient method of using a RAIL conveyor system to haul coal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XkioFHJgDA

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 Post subject: Re: The Rail Veyor in use at Vale Mine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:41 am 
Most interesting. I think Fred will like the video. Am I right that normal rail operations are something like a local freight on a standard gauge railroad, where it picks up loads and deposits empties where they are needed?


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 Post subject: Re: The Rail Veyor in use at Vale Mine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:38 am 
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BN(SF) tried, may still be using, a similar idea called a trough-train. Looks like this outfit has combined that idea with rollercoaster tech and mated it with a robot.

Great find, Way too cool!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rail Veyor in use at Vale Mine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:26 pm 
I think the trough train is out of service now. They are now all unit trains with Coal gons. There was a similar thing with 20 ft iron ore jennies that was a little more successful. They tied four together with drawbars and called them "Miniquads." I think some are still in service on the CN after they bought DM&IR.


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