Railroads will carry 50 percent more freight in 1980 than at present. The merger movement will result in fewer, but healthier, properties. Light density branch lines will be abandoned. The National Freight Car Pool will become a reality. Research will be accelerated with government funds. Intermodal transportation companies will be formed. The railroads will be allowed adequate pricing freedom. Rapid expansion of electrification, both in commuter and in high density freight lines, is predicted. Track will be upgraded. Real-time computer systems will be commonplace. Waybilling as we know it now will be eliminated. Operational computers tied to ACI will provide terminals with information necessary for the movement of traffic. The opportunities are here. It remains for railroad managers to grasp these opportunities and remake the railroads into profitable organizations. Discussion of the committee report is presented on pages 43-53.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents was held at Le Chateau Champlain, Montreal, Quebec Canada, June 15-17, 1971.
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    American Association of Railroad Superintendents

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  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00044269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Association of Railroad Superintendents
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM