An examination of physical and operating problems of the mountain railroads of Canada indicates that rail capacity can be adequate to meet the potential demands for Canadian coal over the next fifteen years. As a fuel-efficient carrier, the railways will have an increasingly important role in transporting energy supplies, especially coal. High energy prices, however, will increase the base costs of railroads. Significant investment will be required for track improvements, siding and signaling on the existing main lines of Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP), to Vancouver and particularly for the CN Line to Prince Rupert (the former Grand Trunk Pacific).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Energy Policy Modeling: United States and Canadian Experiences. Volume I. Specialzied Energy Policy Models.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Martinus Nijhoff Publishing Company

    190 Old Derby
    Hingham, MA  United States  02043
  • Authors:
    • Armstrong, C F
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00335338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM