Southern Railway System is considering a $200-million project to electrify a 338-mile line between Cincinnati and Chattanooga. If undertaken, the plan would be the biggest rail electrification project since the former Pennsylvania converted its lines between New York, Washington and Harrisburg, Pa., in the 1930's. Disclosed in a laconic one sentence in the road's annual report, the Southern project is currently the subject of discussions between the carrier and General Electric and three utility companies. According to Southern Executive Vice President L. Stanley Crane, the electric utilities--TVA, Kentucky Utilities Co., and Cincinnati Gas and Electric--would make the necessary capital investment to build and maintain the overhead wire system, while the railroad pays for the electricity.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-30

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  • Accession Number: 00044512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Age
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM