Vincent Hills Quarry Will Greatly Minimize Truck Traffic By Shipping Approximately 95% of Product By Rail

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by Editor in Train & Truck Safety

Vincent Hills Quarry Will Greatly Minimize Truck Traffic By Shipping Approximately 95% of Product By Rail

According to CSX, approximately 22 trains currently travel the CSX railway through Vincent each day, seven days a week. Norfolk Southern says roughly a dozen of its trains travel along the Southern railway every day. For the first three years, the Vincent Hills Quarry will likely add one train per day to that number. This number could increase slightly after that time, depending on market conditions.

Only one rail spur will cross County Road 62, near the current crossing. And White Rock operating procedures will assure that all non-essential crossings will occur during off-peak hours to minimize the impact to the community.

All trains  will be loaded in an enclosed facility to minimize noise and dust. White Rock Quarries will also make every reasonable attempt to preserve existing tree stands to provide additional buffers.

To maximize safety, White Rock procedures require an employee to be present during all train relocations to and from its property.

Approximately 95% of all product from the proposed Vincent Hills Quarry will travel via rail, thereby minimizing truck traffic, dust and disruptions to normal traffic flows (and also saving the planet a great deal of oil consumption). The relatively few trucks that are used will be required to use tarps, to obey all traffic rules and regulations and to have their wheels washed before they leave the quarry site .

It’s just one more way White Rock is willing to go the extra mile in order to be a good neighbor.

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