This report reviews environmental factors associated with railroad operations. An environmental assessment was made for five major environmental sectors: air quality, noise, land use, energy, and water quality. The generic problems considered under these sectors were abandonment, reduced and increased service, electrification, rehabilitation, and expansion. The study analyzes the changes likely to be brought about by implementation of the System Plan for Conrail. It recommends that this study be used to produce a set of guidelines for use in railway planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by USRA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    United States Railway Association

    2100 2nd Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20595
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-30

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 286 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USRA/R-092 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50039
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM