Site seeing – January 2 (the rock and rail edition)

While tooling around my favourite TV channel (YouTube) the other day I came across more videos showing the loading and unloading processes for rail served industries.

Site 1: Gravel Supply by Rail – Alberta Train

Standard General’s Windfall Gravel Pit is located along the Athabasca River Valley, north of the town of Whitecourt and near Fox Creek, Alberta. Loading is completely automated and takes place by way of a system of conveyor belts that transport gravel to a tipple that fills each car with gravel. About 100 rail cars, holding roughly 10,000 tonnes of gravel can be loaded in 4 hours at Windfall. Once the cars are fully loaded, they then make their way onto Acheson, Standard General’s new unloading facility and asphalt plant.

Offers some great modelling potential for those with an N scale or larger HO scale layout. Hope you enjoy the video.


About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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