The author shows that there has been a continuous increase in the traffic carried in road trailers (piggy-back services) and containers, by rail, in the United States, during the last ten years or more. The most important problem, so far as this traffic is concerned, is that of organising and equipping yards capable of keeping pace with this development. A description is given of different projects and achievements in this connection. The question is also dealt with of the large intercontinental bridge between Europe and Japan, in place of which preference would appear to be given to the "small bridge" linking different points on the Eastern Seabord and in the Western Centre of the United States.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Welty, G
  • Publication Date: 1969-5-26

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  • Accession Number: 00072972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM