COMMITTEE 16--ECONOMICS OF PLANT, EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS. REPORT ON ASSIGNMENT 3(A)--ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE OF WAY COST DUE TO OPERATING 100-TON CAR UNIT TRAINS

The purpose of this report is to identify areas where additional maintenance of way costs are incurred with respect to operating 100-ton car (263,000 lbs. gross weight) unit trains and to provide desirable track standards. As covered in various AREA Committee 16 reports over the past several years, there has been a continuing effort by railroads and the federal government to develop a consistent approach to the allocation of maintenance of way costs. At present, any accurate description of maintenance of way costs is elusive and railroad engineers and budget officials have to rely on judgment and empirical estimates in determining maintenance of way costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 259-265
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 676
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM