Two articles discuss the problems of bad track and deferred maintenance and some possible solutions. Because of the bad track some people are suggesting that the government take over the track to maintain it and let the companies pay a user fee to operate over the rails. The Transportation Act of 1974 would provide loans that could be used for track maintenance. CONRAIL is another proposed solution to the problems. New equipment is making maintenance-of-way work faster and cheaper but problems are developing with material shortages, especially ties.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 40-44
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1976 12:00AM