This article is critical of the proposed 'rationalization' of trackage and routes as part of the re-organization of Penn Central. The author points out that railroad routes are practically 'irreplaceable' if abandoned, that railroads are much less damaging to the environment than truck transport, and that railroads conserve energy. He is critical of the American railroads which operate at a profit motive, and calls for railroads to be operated as a public service, that is, as a nationalized industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    HarperCollins Publishers

    10 East 53rd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10022
  • Authors:
    • Commoner, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00050480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM