The success of the Chessie system is the result of many factors, among which are the diversity of its operations and the importance of coal transportation. Coal represents 40% of the Chessie's business, making it the largest U.S. rail carrier of coal. Freight operations are facilitated by efficient yard operations; a new automated yard jointly serving the B&O and the C&O is being built in Cincinnati. The structure of the company--divisional profit centers-- is also regarded as an important element in the organization's success.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 66-69
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM