BIRTH OF A RAILROAD

The first in a series of articles on the problems and prospects of ConRail considers its most crucial problem area, that of track and roadway rehabilitation. ConRail has inherited the deteriorating trackage of the 7 bankrupt railroads of the Northeast; to become competitive not only with other railroads, but more importantly with highway trucking, it is imperative that ConRail improve the condition of its track. Following the USRA's Final System Plan, top priority will be given to upgrading key yards and then to signal modernization. The future of U.S. railroads is seen as dependent upon the success which ConRail enjoys.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Shedd, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52-55
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM