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.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Martin, J R
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Bulk cargo handling; Car utilization (Railroads); Freight traffic; Grain; Loading and unloading; Loading facilities; Marketing; Profitability; Unit trains; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast; Grain trade
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk handling; Car design; Unloading processes
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- 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