Status of the recommendations and experiments of the AAR Freight Car Utilization Program is described. A proposal to make all general-service cars freely loadable has been made; a preliminary step has been the so-called Clearinghouse group of 11 railroads where the concept has been under test. Other experiments include a current investigation of about such special-pkurpose equipment. Specific recommendations have been made on means of increasing car productivity; unit trains and contracted services can help but an area of concern is individual car movements.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 53-56
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  • Accession Number: 00319925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM