RAILVIEW: THE CASE FOR THE FIREWALL

The author's earlier proposal for restructuring of the bankrupt northeastern railroads is revived in the light of the failure of Conrail to perform according to projections of United States Railway Association and the road's own management. While USRA has examined alternatives, including the proposal that bankrupt trackage east of Buffalo, N.Y., and Harrisburg, Pa., be acquired by the federal government and operated as a terminal carrier reached by principal eastern and southern lines, it was concluded that the present Conrail configuration should be continued. The author gives new reasons for a continuing study of this configuration which he sees as a means of stemming any spread of railroad nationalization.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Fishwick, J P
  • Publication Date: 1979-11-26

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  • Accession Number: 00303584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM