UNIT TRAINS - A TOOL FOR IMPROVED SERVICE AND PROFIT

A general overview of unit train operation will be given, including a review of benefits to railroad, shipper, and receiver. The transport of coal is considered in detail, but other commodities suited to unit train movement are suggested as well. The conclusion is that unit train operation can reduce costs and improve service for high volume movements of bulk commodities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Martin, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-ICT-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM