THE ECONOMICS OF RAIL TRANSPORT OF COAL

The energy crisis will create tremendous new markets for coal, and railroads must not impede these markets. Unit trains are a necessity since competing modes of transportation are emerging such as pipeline. Car utilization is critical to low costs. Unit trains are a management concept rather than a technology. Lack of standardization in freight car design leads to higher first costs and higher maintenance costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Morris, R N
    • Boyce, A R
    • Sward, J D
    • Peterson, T D
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 32 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM