THE VALUATION OF A RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A RECREATION TRAIL

Valuation of a railroad right-of-way presents a problem in the two possible treatments of the land, each of which represents a separate market. One market is that of the numerous abutting owners who might be interested in adding to their existing holdings at reasonable prices, but urban and rural areas present separate problems. While that alternative assumes total abandonment of the use of the right-of-way the second possible use of it would be by public utilities, highway departments, communities or private firms. In addition to uses such as power lines, sewers, new roads, road widenings, gas lines, and rail lines to specific users, several conservation departments of states have purchased these tracts of land for nature and recreation trails.

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    American Right of Way Association

    3727 West 6th Street, Suite 504
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90020
  • Authors:
    • Ball, W H
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-62
  • Serial:
    • Right of Way
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: International Right of Way Association
    • ISSN: 0035-5275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM