The evolution of British Rail's Freightliner concept is traced from the rationalization study of 1961 to the current operation which the author describes as the only means for a railway in an industrialized country to continue to participate satisfactorily in the movement of freight traffic which by its nature, points of origin and termination is a "natural" for efficient highway services. The idea is combining rail and highway movement of general merchandise in such a way as to maximize the benefits of fast through-train movement, containerization, selected terminal concentration and modern collection and distribution systems by highway.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Margetts, F C
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 40-47
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  • Accession Number: 00131324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM