Within 20 years coal output could be doubled or even trebled as a result of problems with oil and nuclear energy. Unless large sums are invested in rolling stock and infrastructure, lack of rail capacity will act as a brake on coal production, as trains are certain to remain the dominant transport mode. Peter James looks at studies carried out by international agencies, and concludes that scope for increasing the efficiency and productivity of unit trains is sufficient to ensure that they can remain competitive with barges and slurry pipelines.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • James, Patrick H
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00334735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM