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Morrison Knudsen
MORRISON-KNUDSEN (MK) is a civil engineering and construction company, with headquarters in originally in Boise, Idaho
Idaho
but now in Los Angeles, California. MK designed and constructed major infrastructure throughout the world and was one of the consortium of firms that built Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge , the Trans-Alaska Pipeline , and many other large projects of American infrastructure. CONTENTS * 1 Founders * 2 World War II
World War II
* 3 Post-war projects * 4 MK Rail * 5 Financial difficulty * 6 Additional growth * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links FOUNDERSMK's origins date to 1905, when Harry Morrison (1885–1971) met Morris Knudsen (1862–1943) while working on the construction of the New York Canal ( Boise Project ) in south-western Idaho
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Economy Of Suriname
Suriname
Suriname
was ranked the 124th safest investment destination in the world in the March 2011 Euromoney Country Risk rankings. CONTENTS* 1 Bauxite
Bauxite
* 1.1 West Suriname
Suriname
Plan * 2 Gold mining
Gold mining
* 2.1 Commission for the Ordering of the Gold
Gold
Mining Sector * 3 Foreign aid * 4 Politics * 5 Oil
Oil
* 6 Hardwood
Hardwood
* 7 Banana
Banana
* 8 Other exports * 9 Currency * 10 Statistics * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links BAUXITE Export Trading Treemap of 2012 The backbone of the ECONOMY OF SURINAME is the export of aluminium oxide (alumina) and small amounts of aluminium produced from bauxite mined in the country
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MotivePower
MOTIVEPOWER, INC. (MPI) is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives . The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wabtec Corporation , and traces its history back to the MK Rail division of Morrison-Knudsen . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Products * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY Main articles: MK Rail and Wabtec Corporation Morrison-Knudsen established a separate rail division, MK Rail, in 1972. Morrison-Knudsen spun-off the division in 1993; it became a publicly traded company in 1994. After Morrison-Knudsen's bankruptcy in 1996, MK Rail renamed itself MOTIVEPOWER INDUSTRIES, doing business as BOISE LOCOMOTIVE. The company merged with Westinghouse Air Brake Company in 1999 to form the Wabtec Corporation . Wabtec renamed the Boise Locomotive division to MotivePower in 2000. MotivePower continues as a wholly owned subsidiary of Wabtec. PRODUCTSMotivePower's flagship product is the MPI MPXpress passenger locomotive
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CRANDIC
The CEDAR RAPIDS AND IOWA CITY RAILWAY (reporting mark CIC), also known as the CRANDIC is a Class III railroad operating in the US state of Iowa
Iowa
. The Crandic currently operates 60 miles (97 km) of main line and more than 40 miles (64 km)of yard trackage in four east central Iowa counties. The Cedar Rapids and Iowa
Iowa
City Railway employs 90 individuals. 90,000 car loads of traffic are handled each year on the Crandic. The largest customers include Alliant Energy, Archer Daniels Midland , Cargill
Cargill
, Weyerhaeuser\'s Cedar River Paper, and Penford Products. HISTORYThe Crandic began operations in 1904, providing interurban service between Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa
, and Iowa City, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS /ˈsiːdər ˈræpᵻdz/ is the second largest city in Iowa
Iowa
and is the county seat of Linn County . The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River , 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa
Iowa
City
City
and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Des Moines , the state's capital and largest city. It is a part of the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa
Iowa
City
City
Corridor of Linn , Benton , Cedar , Jones , Johnson , and Washington counties. Until massive flooding in 2008, the city's government was headquartered in the Veterans Memorial Building , near the Linn County Courthouse and jail on Mays Island in the Cedar River; Cedar Rapids was one of a few cities in the world, along with Paris
Paris
, France
France
, with governmental offices on a municipal island
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Apoera-Bakhuys Railway
The Republic of Suriname (Dutch : Republiek Suriname) has a number of forms of transport. CONTENTS* 1 Railways * 1.1 Rail links with adjacent countries * 2 Highways * 2.1 Road links with adjacent countries * 3 Waterways * 3.1 Ports and harbours * 3.2 Merchant marine * 4 Airports * 4.1 Paved runways * 4.2 Unpaved runways * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links RAILWAYS* Railways , total: 166 km single track . * standard gauge : 80 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) gauge in West-Suriname, but not in use. This stretch was constructed as part of the West Suriname Plan . * narrow gauge : 86 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge Lawa Railway from Onverdacht to Brownsberg, currently not in use but a plan has been announced to reopen the line between Onverwacht and Paramaribo Central Station
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Bay Area Rapid Transit
BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT (BART) (/bɑːrt/ ), is a rapid transit public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California . The heavy rail elevated and subway system connects San Francisco with cities in Alameda , Contra Costa , and San Mateo counties. BART operates six routes on 112 miles (180 km) of track connecting 46 stations – this includes a 3.2-mile (5.1 km) automated guideway transit line to the Oakland International Airport . A ten-mile spur line in eastern Contra Costa County will utilize a third set of rail technologies. With an average of 423,000 weekday passengers and 124.2 million annual passengers in fiscal year 2017, BART is the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States
United States
. BART is operated by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District , formed in 1957
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Hamersley & Robe River Railway
The HAMERSLEY "> Iron ore mines in the Pilbara region GE Transportation Dash 9-44CW 9435 in August 2013 Iron ore train leaving the Brockman 4 mine in April 2011 HAMERSLEY RAILWAYThe first part of the Pilbara Iron rail network to be constructed was a line known as the Hamersley railway, between a newly opened mine at Tom Price and a newly constructed port (now the port of Dampier ) at King Bay. The Hamersley railway project began in December 1964, when Japanese steel mills agreed to purchase iron ore from Hamersley Iron over 16 years beginning in August 1966. The railway's route was chosen after two aerial surveys and comparisons of numerous possible alternatives. In April 1965, a joint venture, Morrison-Knudsen-Mannix-McDonald, was appointed as construction contractor. Excavations commenced at Dampier on 16 June 1965. Until the completion of a service wharf at that location, cargo had to be brought ashore on lighters, or unloaded at Point Samson
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Hoover Dam
$49 million (1931) $700 million (2017) OWNER(S) United States
United States
Government OPERATOR(S) U.S
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Pilbara
The PILBARA (/ˈpɪlbərʌ/ or /ˈpɪlbrʌ/ ) is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia
Australia
. It is known for its Aboriginal peoples ; its ancient landscapes; the red earth; its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore; and as a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna . It is one of nine regions of the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993
Regional Development Commissions Act 1993
, and is also a bioregion under the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia
Australia
(IBRA). The region has an estimated population of 48,610 as of June 2010 . The Pilbara
Pilbara
covers an area of 502,000 km2, which includes some of Earth's oldest rock formations. It includes landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges. The major settlements of the region are Port Hedland , Karratha and Newman
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Western Australia
WESTERN AUSTRALIA (abbreviated as WA ) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia
Australia
. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
to the north-east and South Australia
Australia
to the south-east. Western Australia
Australia
is Australia's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia
Russia
's Sakha Republic – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. Ninety-two per cent of the population lives in the south-west corner of the state
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California Car (railcar)
The CALIFORNIA CAR is the first generation of intercity railcars owned by the California Department of Transportation
California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) and operated by Amtrak
Amtrak
under the Amtrak
Amtrak
California brand on intercity corridor routes in Northern and Central California
Central California
. The cars were built in the mid-1990s for the Caltrans Division of Rail by Morrison-Knudsen . The cars are similar to Amtrak\'s Superliner , but original in design to provide rolling stock suitable for California intercity services up to six hours, with more frequent stops than most other Amtrak
Amtrak
routes. All cars were overhauled by Alstom
Alstom
at its Mare Island facility between 2009 and 2012
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F40PH
The EMD F40PH is a four-axle 3,000–3,200 hp (2.2–2.4 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in several variants from 1975 to 1992. Intended for use on Amtrak 's short-haul passenger routes, it became the backbone of Amtrak's diesel fleet after the failure of the EMD SDP40F . The F40PH also found widespread use on commuter railroads in the United States and with Via Rail Canada . Additional F40PH variants were remanufactured from older locomotives by Morrison-Knudsen and MotivePower Industries between 1988–1998. Amtrak retired its fleet of F40PHs in the mid-1990s in favor of the GE Genesis , but the locomotive remains the mainstay of Via Rail's long-distance trains and is a common sight on commuter railroads throughout the United States
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BHP Billiton
BHP, the trading entity of BHP
BHP
BILLITON LIMITED and BHP
BHP
BILLITON PLC and formerly known as BHP
BHP
BILLITON, is an Anglo -Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company headquartered in Melbourne
Melbourne
, Victoria , Australia. Founded in 1885 in the isolated mining town of Broken Hill , it was the world's largest mining company measured by 2015 market values and Australia's fourth largest company (by revenue), formerly the largest. BHP
BHP
Billiton was formed in 2001 through the merger of the Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo–Dutch Billiton plc. The result is a dual-listed company
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V12 Engine
A V12 ENGINE is a V engine with 12 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of six cylinders each, usually but not always at a 60° angle to each other, with all 12 pistons driving a common crankshaft . Since each cylinder bank is essentially a straight-six which is by itself in both primary and secondary balance , a V12 inherits perfect primary and secondary balance no matter which V angle is used, and therefore it needs no balance shafts . A four-stroke 12 cylinder engine has an even firing order if cylinders fire every 60° of crankshaft rotation, so a V12 with cylinder banks at a multiples of 60° (60°, 120°, or 180°) will have even firing intervals without using split crankpins . By using split crankpins or ignoring minor vibrations, any V angle is possible. The 180° configuration is usually referred to as a "flat-twelve engine " or a "boxer " although it is in reality a 180° V since the pistons can and normally do use shared crankpins
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Prime Mover (locomotive)
In engineering, a PRIME MOVER is an engine that converts fuel to useful work. In locomotives , the prime mover is thus the source of power for its propulsion . In an engine-generator set , the engine is the prime mover, as distinct from the generator. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Power unit * 3 See also * 4 References DEFINITIONIn a diesel-mechanical locomotive, the prime mover is the diesel engine that is mechanically coupled to the driving wheels (drivers). In a diesel-electric locomotive , the prime mover is the diesel engine that rotates the main generator responsible for producing electricity to power the traction motors that are geared to the drivers. The prime mover can also be a gas turbine instead of a diesel engine. In either case, the generator, traction motors and interconnecting apparatus are considered to be the power transmission system and not part of the prime mover
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