The five-fold increase in the R&D budget of the Association of American Railroads over a four-year period to $4 million in 1975 and a simultaneous increase in the federal rail R&D budget to $61 million in fiscal 1976 is reflected in increased activity on many fronts. The author predicts that technological change in the railroad industry should accelerate and then gives a general overview of the specific areas that are being investigated. Included are motive power, car designs, operating strategies, intermodal operations, yard operations, control and communications, automatic car identification and intercity and commuter passenger services. Energy conservation and increased use of computers are seen as of particular significance.

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  • Authors:
    • WARD, E J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 78 N
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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  • Accession Number: 00139439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM