Plant rationalization is at the core of DOT's recommendations for the future of railroading in the Northeast. The Secretary suggests that twenty-five percent of the region's railroad route mileage is unnecessary either because it is uneconomic or redundant. However, if some trackage is abandoned, it will increase the load on other yards that may not be able to handle the traffic. In addition, the increased route length to some places will increase operating and maintenance costs and decrease the service that a railroad can offer a shipper. Several studies have indicated that abandoning even relatively low density routes may not save the railroad any money. Thus, several organizations believe that rail rationalization cannot revitalize the Northeast railroads.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Meislahn, H S
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 56-59
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM