TROUBLED TRACK

This article puts the industry in perspective, noting deferred maintenance is not confined to the publicized difficulties of the Northeast railroads. Over the past two decades railroads have worked themselves into an overwhelming imbalance with equipment money being available and investments having been primarily above the rail. Money-starved track has then been punished by higher speeds and heavier axle loading. Government could decide it is time to equalize the "public cost" for transportation right-of-way betterment. Technology is of little use unless the railroad right-of-way is fit to serve contemporary needs and railroad personnel learn to use technology to best advantage.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tau Beta Pi Association, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 8840, University Station
    Knoxville, TN  USA  37916
  • Authors:
    • SILLCOX, L K
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-16
  • Serial:
    • Bent
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Tau Beta Pi Association, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM