MULTIPLE UNITS VERSUS LOCOMOTIVE-HAULED TRAINS. AN OPERATING AND ECONOMIC COMPARISON

For the purpose of this paper, the comparison will be confined to the alternatives of multiple unit versus locomotive-hauled trains operating in the Northeast Corridor of the United States only. Since this is the only electrified railway with high density operation in the United States, it is the only one for which actual operating and economic cost experience are available. It is recognized that some of the factors would be different in other physical configurations of railways. Under the circumstances, these other configurations would constitute hypothetical cases and it is beyond the scope of this paper to explore the alternatives in the absolute.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1976 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-8, 1976.
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  • Authors:
    • SCHMIDT, J J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3-8

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  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C76 462-7 IA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM