RAILROAD RELOCATION STUDY, WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA
Changing patterns of railroad use and location of railroad users have resulted in problems with the location of the Chessie System main line in Wheeling. Removal of an unsightly viaduct over a major city street and from the street itself after the line has returned to grade have been sought for years. Railroad efficiency would not be benefitted from any relocation and Chessie insisted some other agency would have to bear the cost. As part of an FRA-sponsored study of urban rail problems, consultants were retained to study these problems in three cities, including Wheeling. The Federal Highway Act of 1973 also provided funds for the Wheeling study. The result is a series of recommendations which must be weighed by the community.
- The project was carried out under a research contract funded by The Federal Railroad Administration.
Stanford Research Institute333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA United States 94025
GRUEN ASSOCIATESLOS ANGELES, CA United States
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Lines of track; Railroad facilities; Relocation (Facilities); Urban areas; Urban development
- Identifier Terms: Chessie System
- Geographic Terms: Wheeling (West Virginia)
- Old TRIS Terms: Line relocation; Urban railroad relocation
- Subject Areas: Environment; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00072961
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM