Last coal train pulls out of town

With a wave of the hand a brief walkie-talkie message, Troy Cowan, conductor with the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, signals to have the last two train cars delivering coal pulled away from Washington State University old steam plant. WSU has used coal to produce steam and heat the campus for approximately 100 years. […]

Old boilers revived in record-cold pinch

Originally expected to go online this month, the $41 million Grimes Way Steam Plant will instead start up in May, said Ev Davis, executive director of Facility Operations at Washington State University. Difficulties and delays in completing the Distributed Control System, which will integrate the new Grimes Way Steam Plant and the existing College Avenue […]