FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL CAPACITY OF THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD TO MOVE WESTERN COAL

Burlington Northern coal revenues, which grew from 15 percent of all freight revenue in 1975 to 30 percent in 1980, are expected to represent 50 percent by 1990 if present trends continue. Debt service for capital programs for expanded capacity is expected to be adequately met from earnings for the remainder of this century for the low- and medium-growth scenarios examined. While internally generated funds and long-term debt issues could be utilized for the two forecasts, for the high-growth scenario which was studied it would be difficult to generate adequate capital. Earnings would have to be much higher than are likely to be produced by the rate structures that would be permissible under current regulatory provisions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Energy and Environmental Systems Division, 9700 S Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  USA  60439

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1990 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006

    Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Supply Transportation
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL/EES-TM-123
  • Contract Numbers: 31-109-38-5806
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM