Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Small Layout Track Plan - Valley Minerals

Valley Minerals is based on a dolomitic lime facility located in Desloge, Missouri. Dolomitic limestone (Dolag) is mined and processed at this location and is used in steelmaking. Railroad tracks enter the facility, but I believe it no longer uses rail service for receiving or shipping.

Here is a link with more information about Dolag...

Several possibilities exist for operating this layout. Use the back track for shipping bagged lime. Use the middle spur (3 silos) to load covered hoppers or tank cars for shipping slurry. The front track can serve as a runaround or a spot to offload LPG at the tanks.