REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE COAL TRANSPORTATION MARKET

This paper reviews coal marketing factors, such as the location of coal fields, the location of users, and the transportation systems available including navigable waterways. Competitive fuels, such as oil for home heating and for electric power generation, have had a severe impact on coal consumption and on railroad coal traffic. Coal handling facilities at the railship interface are reviewed. Various other factors, such as mine size and hopper car design, are also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Wooters, R B
    • Gobrecht, J E
    • Powe, G R
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 31 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM