Railroad abandonment is especially critical to South Dakota's agriculturally-oriented economy because abandonment often threatens the survival of grain elevators and other agri-business firms. The problem of abandonment is becoming more critical because it has been occurring at an increasing rate in recent years. In addition, both the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Congress have been considering proposals which would speed up rail abandonment proceedings. This article, which is first in a series, reviews the railroad abandonment problem and discusses selected alternatives available to affected firms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Reprint of article from South Dakota Farm & Home Research, Vol. 23 No. 3, Fall 1972, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. 57006. To purchase copies of this document, write in care of Dr. W.F. Payne.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Department of Economics
    Brookings, SD  United States  57006
  • Authors:
    • Lorenz, F
    • Payne, Wf
    • Rudel, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: South Dakota State University, Brookings
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM