The development of the interstate highway system caused a major decline in the railroad steel traffic. By 1972 the traffic had declined by 50 percent even though rail rates were considerably below truck rates. A 1972 study by the Grand Trunk Western indicated that customers tried to minimize inventory on hand which required dependable delivery. Grand Trunk Western marketing department developed a truck-rail service that increased net revenue by over 50 percent.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 66-67
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM