This volume contains papers on a variety of subjects related to the development of railroad accounting and costing. The first section includes four articles on the uses of accounting information. The second series discusses railroad costing. The articles include a discussion of how to evaluate contribution of specific rates to railroad profits and a discussion of the costing and management information system currently in use on the railroad. The third section includes articles on deferred maintenance and on accounting for railroad right-of-way. Consecutive articles present arguments first in favor of "betterment accounting" for right-of-way, and second, in favor of "depreciation accounting" for right-of-way. The last articles address themselves to what changes should be made to bring the Interstate Commerce Commission's current Uniform System of Accounts for Railroads into conformity with the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. School of Business Administration, Transportation Research Forum, Washington, D.C. Chapter, American Univ., Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Policy, Plans and International Affiars

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    Georgetown University

    School of Business Administration
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    Transportation Research Forum

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    American University

    Center for Transportation Studies
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    Bowling Green State University

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  • Authors:
    • Buckwell, L J
    • Hymson, E B
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI/70-77/16
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM