SHORT LINE TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF LIGHT DENSITY LINES. MAJOR RAILROADS

Investigation was made to determine the extent to which the operating and management techniques employed by short lines could be applied to improve the financial viability of Class I railroad branch lines either through adaptation or conversion of branch to short lines. Pertinent literature was analyzed and extensive field studies of six branch and six comparable short lines were undertaken. Data and information were evaluated and these indicated that the financial posture of branch lines could be improved if certain short line operating and marketing practices were utilized on branch lines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Banks (RL) and Associates, Incorporated

    900 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30042
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM