HUMP YARDS: ARE THE CRITICS RIGHT?

Critics have accused classification yards of being the major barrier standing between today's slow service and tomorrow's greater reliability for shippers. How true are the charges? In the past they had great validity as each yard dumped its output on the next yard down the line. But a Modern Railroads survey of the new yards of the Seventies reflects a basic change in philosophy of operations. By passing intermediate yards is key to improving rail service. But to bypass effectively, you need a new operating philosophy.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • SHAFFER, F E
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1975 12:00AM