A BRIEF SURVEY OF RAILROADS OF SELECTED INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES

In 1893, 1915, 1935 and presently with substantial segments of the U.S. railroad industry in bankruptcy, nationalization of the entire system has been urged. Deteriorating financial and physical condition of American railroads is contrasted with "well run" foreign railroads which are government owned and operated. To assist in a review of foreign railroads, Union Pacific has updated for the second time its survey of nationalized rail systems of selected industrial countries. This revision focuses on 1973, but provides relevant data on the four prior years to give prespective. Separate comparative data is included for UP, Penn Central Transportation, Amtrak, and U.S. Class I railroads collectively. While accounting differs, it appears nationalized systems compare unfavorably with privately owned systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Union Pacific Railroad Company

    345 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10022
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM