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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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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  • Publication Date: 1973-3-26

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  • Accession Number: 00044084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM