THE RAILCAR SITUATION AND GRAIN CARRYING CAPACITY

The extreme railcar shortage, that occurred during 1972-74 because of increased exports, has now eased. The car shortage problem has sometimes been blamed on an inadequate fleet, but there are strong indications that capacity may be improved as readily by increasing car size and improving car utilization as by increasing car numbers, at least for the grains. Because grain stocks, both privately held and Government owned, are down and storage facilities appear adequate, railcar shortages during 1975 are unlikely to strain the transportation system as occurred during 1972-74.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Agriculture

    Economic Research Service
    Washington, DC  USA  20250
  • Authors:
    • Hammond, J J
    • Reinsel, E I
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00084912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marketing and Transportation Situation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM