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There are two loadout systems for railcars, one for base material and one for graded material. The railroad track runs under overhead bins as the railcars are moved along by a locomotive. <= Previous                                                                                                                       Next =>

Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry: The scalehouse

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Loaded customer trucks proceed to the scalehouse to check their weight on the scales. If the truck’s weight is good, the driver is instructed to pull under the scalehouse to receive a ticket, which is sent down a chute. <= Previous                                                                                                                       Next ...

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Texas Crushed Stone Co.’s Georgetown Quarry: Load removal

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May 27, 2014

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The primary plant on the Round Rock side of the quarry is connected to the secondary plant on the Georgetown side via a 2-mile-long conveyor. <= Previous                             ...

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Two loadout systems fill railcars. One is used for base materials from the primary crushing plant, while the other loads graded materials from the blending plant. While the plant typically ships nearly half of its material via rail, strong local private demand ...

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