This article looks at the availability of electric energy during the final quarter of the 20th Century. The similarities between the railroad and utility industries are indicated. Assuming electrification of the 20,000 route miles of U.S. railways which carry about 60% of the nation's traffic, it is estimated that the railway energy requirement would be 20 billion kwh at a peak demand of 3,000 MW. Fuels for generating such a requirement are examined. The author concludes that electric utilities face the future with a flexibility of fuel sources; long range programs are destined to provide the electric energy to meet the needs of the U.S. economy, including the transportation sector.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Ross, B A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: p. A6-A14
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM