After summarizing the engineering problems confronting conventional piggyback, the author discusses the economic concerns of lower profits per foot of train length than box-car traffic, failure to reduce terminal costs with TOFC and higher equipment costs. TOFC/COFC has not yet solved the problems of car utilization and terminal handling; some solutions are proposed to increase productivity and profitability.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • WHITTEN, H O
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 48-52
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Modern Railroads/Rail Transit
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM