IMPLICATIONS OF THE BRITISH FREIGHTLINER FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN RAILROADS

Containerization is, to most observers, the most significant innovation in freight movement in the last two decades. Whether one considers road, rail, air or sea modes of transport, containerization and the accompanying advantages of fast, efficient intermodal transfer of cargo have prompted more restructuring of operational procedures and freight distribution patterns than any other transport innovation of recent history. This study focuses on perhaps the most interesting example of overland container transport to date, the Freightliner system of Great Britain.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article appeared in Geographic Perspectives on the Future of American Railroads, Proceedings of the Special Session of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    San Diego State University

    Department of Geography
    San Diego, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hatchett, R L
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Geographers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM