This paper states there is very little direct waterway competition with railroads for coal traffic. Competition is more likely between a water served mine and a railroad served mine. Barge operators have been very successful in establishing what their costs are. The future may offer opportunities for rail-barge cooperation. Pipeline transportation of coal must be geared to the consumer. Pipelines have lower operating costs, and where no railroad exists, they have lower first costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Meece, L H
    • Craw, D A
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: 16 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM