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Train loads of coal can be transferred from rail at the following rail-to-water transfer terminals on the PAL:

Watco Terminal

Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Watco’s Grand Rivers Terminal (GRT) is a diversified bulk commodity transfer, storage, and blending facility on the Tennessee River Mile Post 22.9R that also offers contract-based railcar repair services for hopper style cars.  The Terminal is situated on the banks of Kentucky Lake near Kentucky Dam and is permitted for a variety of bulk commodities to include: fertilizers, grains, iron and ore products, limestone, tire chips, wood products, etc.

Served by the PAL, GRT enjoys the responsiveness and customized service schedules this regional railroad provides.  Together with its many Class I connections, the PAL helps GRT link customers to a variety of rail, river, and truck served destinations/origins throughout the United States.

GRT has earned a reputation as one of the premier high-volume terminal companies in the inland waterway system.  Since establishment in 1980, GRT has become known for low cost, high efficiency, and its operating philosophy of taking care of its customers.

The moderate climate and stable, controlled water levels which provide year-round navigation, the consistent and superior rail service from a regional rail carrier (the PAL), and many rail route and source alternatives combine to give GRT a substantial advantage over other transfer terminals.

Jefferson Riverport

Louisville, Kentucky

The Jefferson Riverport International is a bulk commodity transfer terminal which is served by three rail carriers, including, Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. (PAL). The port facilities include a major bulk commodity transfer terminal with barge fleeting area, ground storage with coal blending, and reclaiming facilities. It is located on the Ohio River near Louisville, KY.

The Jefferson Riverport International also is a Foreign Trade Zone #29, with Customs clearance in Louisville, KY which allows customers to develop additional U.S. and overseas markets.

Calvert City Terminal

Calvert City, Kentucky

Calvert City Terminal (CCT) is SCH’s largest terminal. Located in Calvert City, KY on the Tennessee River, Mile Marker 14, CCT has a 15 million ton capacity annually to receive, blend, store and transload western coals, and Illinois Basin coals through its two 150 car loops and 100 jumbo barge capacity. This affords coal-producers and utilities efficient and flexible ways to handle their transportation.

CCT has the capability to handle coal from rail to barge, rail to rail, barge to rail, and barge to barge while custom blending and sampling various types of coal.

Served by the Paducah & Louisville Railway the CCT facility has the superior service of a Class II Regional Railroad and access to five Class I rail carriers in North America.

Four Rivers Terminal

Paducah, Kentucky

Four Rivers Terminal (FRT) is a rapid discharge, bulk material handling facility located on the Ohio River at Mile Marker 943. Primarily designed as a direct rail-to-barge transfer terminal, FRT offers its customers an unparalleled combination of access to major waterways and multiple Class I railroads.

Considering just one low-water dam separates the Terminal from the Mississippi River, FRT presents a unique option for rail-bound tonnage destined for both southeastern customers and export through New Orleans.

With a design capacity in excess of 10 million tons per year, Four Rivers Terminal boasts a double, 150-car rail loop coupled with a material handling system capable of transloading 4,000 tons per hour.


Muhlenberg County Coal Resources, Inc. –

Pride Mine

Pride Mine is a surface mine in McHenry, Ky on the old Midway Road area that connected highway 85 with highway 62. The surface mine includes a prep plant with an automated rail “Load Out” facility. The prep plant uses a nuclear analyzer and has the ability of being able to produce five different types of coal. Using the “Load Out”, the coal can then be loaded on a rail system that has a 150-car rail loop which connects to the PAL.

Alliance Resource Partners – Warrior Coal

Warrior Coal, LLC operates the Cardinal mine, located near Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Warrior utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques. Warrior’s preparation plant has a throughput capacity of 1,200 tons of raw coal per hour with an annual production of 3.5 million tons.




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