Canada, with more track per capita than any other nation, has special problems along with those common to other railway systems including railroads elsewhere in North America. Politics and regulation have had special implications for Canadian railways. The author observes that the North American public, governments, railways, politicians, transportation specialists and media tend either to be sentimental and naively optimistic, or conservative and negative about railroading; the attitude is divorced from technological and economic realities. The goal is not to lay blame but to demonstrate deficiencies of the railway transportation system and further the reforms which are so long overdue. The book is divided into four sections: Orgins of the Malaise; State of the Art; Future Directions; and Obstacles to Modernization.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Issued under the editorial supervision of the Institute of Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    McClelland and Stewart Limited

    25 Hollinger Road
    Toronto, ONo M4B 3G2,   Canada 
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 319 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00157221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM