FACTORS AFFECTING RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION AS APPLIED TO CONRAIL

This report studies the possible electrification of sectors of the Conrail system which would be economically and operationally viable. Investments required and costs incurred for electrified operation are identified by areas. Economic viability is evaluated. Energy consumption for electrified and diesel systems are considered. An algorithm is developed and applied to establish the preference of sectors for electrification. The study concludes that electrification warrants serious consideration as one of the available options to improve rail transportation in the Northeast.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Railway Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USRA-R-245
  • Contract Numbers: USRA-C-50124
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM