Maintenance-of-way planners, instead of lamenting larger cars and increased traffic, should work to integrate current technological progress with the demands of current traffic. The author suggests that maintenance officers join with other departments to improve profitability, determining all factors that affect costs. Economic analysis cannot be purely historical; increased data processing capabilities mean that it is no longer necessary to generalize costs. The importance of supervision, maintenance procedures and equipment, productivity, and track data collection are stressed. Efforts must continue to strengthen a "mature" track structure and to plan for incorporation of improved materials and processes.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Berkshire, H B
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Accession Number: 00331470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM