HOW TO REACH THAT NORTH SLOPE OIL: SOME ALTERNATIVES AND THEIR ECONOMICS

This article suggests that a high capacity continental railroad may be far better than the proposed Alaska pipeline. The two major proposals to move the oil were for the pipeline and for ocean tankers via the Northwest Passage. Proposals for railroads have not received much attention. This proposal presents two alternate routes for heavy duty double track railroads from Alaska to Montana. The paper considers relative costs. Unit trains of tank cars are proposed. Added benefits would be the ability of the railroad to carry other Alaskan products and Alaskan needs, and also tourists.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • RICE, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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  • Accession Number: 00054753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM