Changes in branch-line ownership, coupled with an on-going need for policy analysis and planning, make rail costing methods important to research and analysis in North Dakota. The purpose of this report is to document a methodology for light-density cost analysis which is used in Phases I and II of the North Dakota Rail Services Planning (RSP) Study, as well as in line rehabilitation projects. The report describes a set of procedures for calculating Class I Carrier line-segment unit costs, and for applying them to light-density lines or networks. Section I of the report provides as introduction. In section II, a theoretical model of line-segment costs is formulated. In section III, a method is devised for computing on-branch unit costs from a carrier's R-1 annual report, and applying the costs to a line or set of lines. In section IV, a procedure for calculating the expense of moving traffic to and from the junction points or interchange points of a line is described.

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    North Dakota State University, Fargo

    1301 12th Avenue North
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105

    North Dakota State Highway Department

    State Highway Building, Capitol Grounds
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505

    Federal Railroad Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tolliver, D D
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00493631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Report No. 76
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM