COAL TRANSPORTATION CAPABILITY OF THE EXISTING RAIL AND BARGE NETWORK, 1985 AND BEYOND
Congested railways and waterways could hamper coal transport and increase the cost of coal use. Projected growth in coal traffic and in other rail traffic "would overload many of the network links on the shortest path from origin to destination," the report states. It is concluded that new cost models should be developed for the movement of coal, combining them with the FRA model to evaluate the total cost of alternative routing. The value of increasing the capacity of direct routes and of waterway improvements can then be assessed.
- Report reviewed in the ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering, V99 N4, April 1977, p 20.
Electric Power Research InstituteEPRI Records and Reports Center, P.O. Box 10412
Palo Alto, CA United States 94303
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Capital; Coal; Coal industry; Costs; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Inland waterways; Railroad facility operations; Traffic forecasting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Line capacity
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00157669
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: EA-237
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM