WOULD GREATER RELIANCE ON RAILROADS' ENERGY EFFICIENCY AID U.S. ECONOMY?

A conference, sponsored by FRA and University of Wisconsin, was held to weigh the effect of increased rail transport as an energy efficient form of transportation. Rail's capabilites as a heavy hauler over long distances are compared with those of truck transportation. The influence of government activities on transportation energy is discussed. The economics and practicalities of electrification are seen as feasible by railroad men and as rather dubious by those who have political or economic power. The risks of electrification including the effects of a change over are also discussed. The article concludes that idealogically, in the long run, the electrification of railroads not only would be a more efficient form of transport but would also help in acheiving energy self-sufficiency for the nation.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Houser, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-27

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  • Accession Number: 00260267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM