BAR WORKS HARD TO COMPENSATE FOR SAGGING POTATO TRAFFIC

BAR's potato traffic, which had been hurt by unregulated trucking, has more than doubled and it is expected that there will be a 33 percent increase over the 1971-1972 seasons when all results are in. The largest segment of BAR traffic is paper and it accounts for nearly a quarter of BAR loads. In January 73, paper set an all-time record--up 19 percent over the previous January. Wood fiber is expected to be up 42 percent. Piggyback volume has doubled during 1972 and is expected to go up another 50 percent this year. BAR has gone into an accelerated track maintenance program, it has consolidated 26 agency stations into 13 regional centers with substantial savings in wages maintenance and taxes. BAR has also started a major program for upgrading its communications facilities.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-26

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30-31
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  • Accession Number: 00044089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM