TRAINS FOR TOMORROW

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  USA  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Margetts, F C
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 40-47
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM