STUDY OF THE ECONOMICS OF SHORT TRAINS

The study examines various operating and economic aspects of short train operation. It includes a summary of studies conducted by several railroads plus original research by the author. Changes in freight train labor productivity and costs are discussed and related to changes in capital invested in freight cars. Parameters relevant to train size include identified operating, economic and marketing factors. Since no comprehensive analytical procedures exist upon which to formulate conclusive answers, the study documents the need for the railroad industry to develop such a methodology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • LEILICH, R H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM