SOCIALIZED RAILROADS IN THE U.S.A. -- THE GRAND TRUNK WESTERN

The Grand Trunk Western, primarily operating in Michigan, is a U.S. subsidiary of Canadian National Railways which has been operated at a loss for many years because CN regarded it as a valuable feeder. The continuing subsidy from CN and through it from Canadian taxpayers is seen as inhibiting any incentive for more efficient operation, for abandonment of light-density routes or consolidation of operations with adjacent carriers in a territory with redundant rail service. While GTW is exempt from political considerations, it is seen as an example of the problem of public ownership of railroads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Graduate School of Business Administration

    California University
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Conant, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-69
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM