Norfolk and Southern Railway to benefit from new truck to rail coal loading facility

Sunrise Coal, a subsidiary of Hallador Energy, has signed a side track agreement with the Norfolk and Southern Railway to construct a truck to rail coal loading facility. The facility known as the Princeton Loop will be located 6 miles West of Princeton, IN and includes the ability to unload trucks, blend coals, load 135 car unit trains in four hours and store over 4 million tons of coal. The new facility will primarily serve utility coal plants served by the Norfolk Southern once the rail facility is completed in the spring of 2018.
“We are excited about the development of the Princeton Loop as it enables Sunrise’s low-cost production to access substantial new markets and better serve our customers,” Hallador’s President and CEO, Brent Bilsland, stated. Hallador’s headquarters are in Denver, Colorado and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, produces coal in the Illinois Basin for the electric power generation industry.

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