TRADE-OFF ECONOMICS FOR JUMBO RAIL CARS
The original topic for this presentation was limited to the trade-offs between large railroad cars and track structure. But there are several other economic trade-offs that large cars force the railroad industry to make, and some of these have received rather little analysis or comment. This list includes five topics: 1) Operating expenses for large cars, real compared with formula; 2) Capital costs of large cars: a case of diminishing returns; 3) The relationship between heavy cars and track wear; 4) Heavy cars as a limit on line capacity; 5) The marketing implications of large cars in our post-industrial economy.
- Presented at the Tenth Annual Railroad Engineering Conference, Depew, New York, Sept. 5-7, 1973.
Dresser Transportation Equipment Division2 Main Street
Depew, NY USA 14043
- Meislahn, H S
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- Accession Number: 00053857
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Dresser Transportation Equipment Division
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM