FLATBACK: ARE WE AWAKE TO THE POTENTIAL?

A recent report by the Task Force on Railroad Productivity produced several suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of railroads. The most important of these was the containerization of shipments, both TOFC and COFC, to streamline railroad operations. The report also examined the possibility of phasing out general purpose boxcars in favor of containerization. The study proposes that railroads should be permitted to become integrated transportation companies as it is the case in Canada.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16-65
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM