Manual Ballast Car

Projects

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago-Manual Ballast Cars

Description

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (“BRC”) required a group of nine(9) Ballast Cars equipped with Miner Manual “AggreGates” for use in active interchange service to source granite ballast from Wisconsin quarries.

BRC is the largest “hump yard” in the United States and having safe / reliable “control flow” Ballast cars for ongoing BRC MOW programs is a critical component for keeping BRC yard tracks in good condition.

BRC MOW personnel are committed to staying ahead of their track structure requirements and having the right tools as part of their long term planning process.

 

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Projects

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago – Manual Ballast Cars

Description

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (“BRC”) required a group of nine(9) Ballast Cars equipped with Miner Manual “AggreGates” for use in active interchange service to source granite ballast from Wisconsin quarries.

BRC is the largest “hump yard” in the United States and having safe / reliable “control flow” Ballast cars for ongoing BRC MOW programs is a critical component for keeping BRC yard tracks in good condition.

BRC MOW personnel are committed to staying ahead of their track structure requirements and having the right tools as part of their long term planning process.

 

project-hero-manual-balast-car
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The Belt Railway Company of Chicago – Manual Ballast Cars

Refurbishment “Hulk” Candidates
2300 cubic capacity, 100 ton Aggregate Car with the added feature of 268,000 gross on the rail and end platforms.  AAR Life span of fifty(50) years.
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The Belt Railway Company of Chicago – Manual Ballast Cars

RIS incorporated a highly engineered “cross ridge” and “gathering plates” to create a two(2) compartment car whilst maintaining existing center sill hood covers and internal supports. The new two(2) compartment discharge area was constructed to accept the four(4) Miner “manual”  Miner AggreGates  and maintain the 45% angle of repose required for discharging ballast.
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The Belt Railway Company of Chicago – Manual Ballast Cars

Fully refurbished and newly painted – BRC Ballast Cars equipped with “manual” Miner Aggregates