A REVIEW OF FACTORS INFLUENCING RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION

The Task Force on Railroad Electrification was established to review and consider the major factors associated with electrification and to propose government and industry policy as to the development of railroad electrification. The Task Force has arrived at these conclusions. Railroad electrification is the only available alternative to diesel-electric operations on high-density, long-haul railroad lines. Electrification offers the only feasible means to utilize coal or nuclear power for intercity movements of general freight and passengers. Modern rail electrification technology is available for application. While electrification has been shown to have a positive rate of return on the projected investment, electrification of high-density lines have not been widely adopted by American railroads because of more pressing capital requirements or more attractive investment opportunites.

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    Department of Transportation

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00052075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM