ONE THIRD OF JNR TONNAGE NOW RUNNING IN UNIT TRAINS

Elimination of marshalling enroute, and close cooperation between JNR and users at terminals, ensure that unit trains greatly shorten wagon-load delivery times. Loading and unloading equipment is jointly financed by JNR and the user, while latest freight depots have separate facilities for rapid handling of single commodity trains. Although they account for only 10% of tonne-km, JNR's unit trains are carrying 31% of total freight.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MAURO, K
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Accession Number: 00131239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM