A RAILROADER'S BAD DAY AT BLACK MESA

The coal-hauling Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad has encountered numerous technical problems as it has attempted to move to the level of operations for which it was designed. Problems with the automatic control system, the concrete ties, the crushed river rock ballast, and with wheel and rail wear are all combining to force a complete redirection of the operation. It is estimated that up to $10 million could be required for the locomotives, cars and track changes to permit the level of train operations that will properly fuel the generating station for which the new electric railroad was built. The 78-mile railroad opened in 1974 is due for a major redesign.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 69-70
  • Serial:
    • Business Week
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0007-7135

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  • Accession Number: 00099806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM