Developments precipitated by the Northeastern railroad crisis have brought recognition that there is need for a rational national transportation policy. While the public has generally associated railroads with passenger service, and their proportion of total freight transportation has been declining for almost 50 years, railroads have been growing in terms of ton miles. A spectacular phase of rail transport has been the piggyback transport of trailers and containers. Some of the recent development of container service on the Western Maryland Railway is described. The importance of this type of international intermodal/service is discussed, along with other rail/marine traffic which moves through the port of Baltimore.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering Society of Baltimore, Incorporated

    11 West Mount Vernon Place
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201
  • Authors:
    • LEILICH, G M
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00072469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM