Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In railroading, the storing of coal for the use of locomotives. It may be stored in an open yard, in heaps, or under a trestle, or in a building. The larger open-air storage-yards are filled with coal, by means of a cable-way, conveyer, or elevator, directly from the boat or car, the coal being distributed by means of a reloader, elevator, or conveyer. In using an elevator a large A-shaped crane is erected in the yard, the elevator traveling up one leg of the A and delivering the coal at the top. The space under the crane is thus filled with coal in a conical heap. Another storage-system employs combined elevators, conveyers, and reloading conveyers for receiving, storing, and delivering coal, in large bunkers, from cars and to cars and locomotives, the whole plant being inclosed.
“The country's economic planning agency has asked state-owned China Shenhua Energy to build 10 coal-storage sites across China.”
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