The complex problems confronting Conrail management are discussed as the railroad comes under Administration limitations on further funding and its requirement that a nonviable Conrail be dismembered and sold. It is concluded that it is not possible to operate a conventional railroad with Conrail's obligations on a self-sustaining basis in Conrail's service area because of declining traffic base, labor and labor-protective requirements, passenger service obligations, and the nature of its government debt. Government policy decisions in these matters cannot be postponed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • CRANE, L S
  • Publication Date: 1981-4-27

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 50-52
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM