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BNSF 5709 AC4400CW DPU on coal empty to Antelope Mine, Wyoming

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BNSF 5709 AC4400CW DPU on coal empty to Antelope Mine, Wyoming



storyBNSF coal trains near Antelope Mine, WY, 9 October 2015 Converse Junction, Wyoming, USA.
The Powder River Basin is the largest coal mining region in the United States, but most of the coal is buried too deeply to be economically accessible. The Powder River Basin coal beds are shaped like elongated bowls and as mines expand from east to west in the Powder River Basin, they will be going "down the sides of the bowl.” This means that the overburden (rock lying over the coal) will increase as will the stripping ratio (the ratio of rock that needs to be moved to get to a ton of coal).
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