The freight Car Clearinghouse Experiment which was started in September 1974 is still in operation. It is a cooperative undertaking by the Southern, Missouri Pacific, and Milwaukee Railroads to improve car utilization. These railroads have been granted a temporary exemption from Car Service Rules 1 and 2 to allow these railroads to use each other's cars as though they were their own. The principal results of the evaluation of the first year of operation are: (1) the Clearinghouse has reduced empty car movements by about 5 million car miles which has an economic value of $700,000 at 14found per car mile; (2) the economic value of expected future benefits from the continued operation of the Clearinghouse as presently constituted is about $800,000 per year in car day benefits and $640,000 per year in car mile savings; and (3) because of the success of this Clearinghouse Experiment, seven additional railroads have now joined, bringing total membership to ten.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the FRA's Office of Policy and Program Development, U.S. DOT, and prepared through the FRA/AAR Car Utilization Program. See also RRIS 21 139447 7701 and 24A 152669 7702.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ADD Systems

    2704 Easton Drive
    Burlingame, CA  United States  94010

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001-1564

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-2-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR-R-259, FRA/OPPD-77-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-65146
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM