The consolidation of railroad mainlines is analyzed in a benefit/cost format, from the viewpoint of (1) the railroad companies involved, (2) affected shippers and receivers, and (3) the general public. To the extent possible, the analysis is conducted in a quantitative manner. Methods for conducting the analysis are developed and described, in detail, in the form of a manual. The methods are applied to two case studies: one intra-railroad consolidation (on the Seaboard Coastline Railroad) and one inter-railroad consolidation (among the Rock Island and the Milwaukee). The results of the two case studies are documented. The methods presented are evaluated and several generalized observations are drawn.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    CONSAD Research Corporation

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    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Matzzie, D E
    • Hillegas, B D
    • Bell, T R
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Pagination: 253 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60154
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM