THE EXPERIENCE WITH MUNICIPAL OPERATION OF RAILWAY LINES

With the prospect for abandonment of many light-traffic lines, acquisition and operation by local governments is of growing interest. This article examines three such lines: Belfast & Moosehead Lake (Maine), City of Prineville Railway (Oregon), and East Troy Railway (Wisconsion). All aspects of these short lines are examined. It is concluded that a municipality can operate a railroad effectively and efficiently; there are substantial economic development benefits from such a step; prevention of discontinuance of rail service can have long-range benefits for a community; political involvement does not result from municipal railroad operation.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Due, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00099196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM