North Antelope Rochelle Hits Shipping Milestone

Coal trains cycle through the rail loop at the North Antelope Rochelle mine.
Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle mine (NARM), the nation’s top producing operation and its flagship complex in the southern Powder River Basin of Wyoming, has shipped its 2 billionth ton of coal. The company said January 20 that the new marker represents more than 83 million man-hours and the loading of 17 million train cars and more than 125,000 trains.

NARM met its first billion-ton milestone in 2006, 23 years after first coal was taken from the mine. Peabody officials pointed out that, if the complex were a nation, it would place near the top 10 countries globally for coal production.

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