COSTS OF LOCATING ON-RAIL: PERCEPTIONS OF SHIPPERS AND PRACTICES OF CARRIERS

Based on a survey of railroads and shippers, the practices attendant to installing a siding for a shipper are analyzed. The financing and repayment practices for such rail connections vary. The role of such practices in rail marketing and industrial development are discussed, although installation costs for most industry groups are not significant. It was determined that the service capabilities of railroads are appealing to a smaller cross-section of industrial firms and that piggyback may be the alternative for direct siding service.

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    • Support for this research was provided in part by the Association of American Railroads and the University of Minnesota Computer Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Beier, F J
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00163765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM