NEW LIFE FOR FAR NORTH RAIL LINE?
British Columbia Premier David Barret has endorsed a two-year study of the feasibility of an oil-hauling, double-track rail line from Alaska's North Slope to northern Alberta. It would be an alternative to building a pipeline across either Alaska or Canada. Last year the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport reported that rail haulage was economically viable and would have less adverse environmental impact than a pipeline (RA, Aug. 28, 1972, p 57). A U.S. consortium has also proposed a single-track rail line across Alaska which would be integrated with the Alaska Railroad. It would roughly parallel the hotly contested pipeline alignment planned by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
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Bristol, CT USA 06010
- Publication Date: 1973-3-26
- Pagination: p. 8
- TRT Terms: Petroleum industry
- Identifier Terms: Alaska North Slope oil; Alaska North Slope railroad plan
- Uncontrolled Terms: Petroleum trade
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00044084
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Railway Age
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM