It is now generally accepted that projected rates of growth in oil consumption cannot be met. Major investment decisions for motive power typically involve time scales of 20 to 50 years, and Gerald Foley points out that peak oil production will be achieved well within this period. A powerful case can be made for electrification of all but the least important lines, and this is reinforced by the much higher mechanical efficiency of rail transport compared to road.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • FOLEY, G
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00051382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM