Shipments move in blocks as small as 20 cars at a time up to 90 car unit trains to sixteen different stone terminals in eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania.
Stone is typically offloaded into a pit and conveyed to storage locations on a site with rotary stackers. Several facilities with limited offloading/storage area have experienced success in shipping crushed limestone in mill gondolas and top unloading with a hydraulic excavator into dump trucks.
The aggregates are used in construction projects, concrete and asphalt production, and base material for Utica Shale well pads.
Stone moves in a fleet of over 500 railroad-owned open top hoppers and mill gondolas in addition to several hundred shipper-owned/leased private open top hoppers and mill gondolas.