RESEARCH ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING TRANSPORTATION OF COAL BY RAIL AND SLURRY PIPELINE. VOLUME I.
This study evaluates the factors affecting, or affected by, alternative modes of coal transport from a broad policy viewpoint, taking account of the potential overall direct and indirect effects of movement by specialized carrier (pipelines) in place of a common carrier (railroads). Each transport means is first treated individually with relevant information on slurry pipelines and unit trains being presented for reference without regard to competitive systems. Thinking of others is then drawn together to present a comparative picture. Finally an analysis presents the conclusions of the authors. Recommendations for future study of unresolved issues are given. Conclusions involving direct costs and socio-economic effects are made.
- Prepared under a grant from Burlington Northern, Inc., St Paul, Minnesota.
Hudson InstituteQuaker Ridge Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY USA 10520
- Armbruster, F E
- Candela, B J
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 155 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo handling; Coal; Coal industry; Competition; Economic analysis; Electric power generation; Environmental impacts; Freight traffic; Pipelines; Safety; Slurry pipelines; Socioeconomic factors; Transportation modes; Unit trains
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk handling
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Energy; Environment; Freight Transportation; Pipelines; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00139437
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HI-2409-RR Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM