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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The project was carried out under a research contract funded by The Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025


    LOS ANGELES, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM