After 15 years of annual increases in traffic, flatback loadings declined in the early 1970's. As a result, some railways, the Norfolk and Western in particular, have re-examined the market. Railways have not yet provided coordinated door-to-door service, the present service is still not as reliable as trucks for delivery schedules and the empty mileage of the service is intolerably high. The article examines possible ways of removing these disadvantages.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 36-40
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM