This publication contains the presentations at the TRB Conference on Railroad Electrification: The Issues in June 1977 and at the TRB Annual Meeting in January 1977. The following papers are included: The advanatages of Electrifying the Nation's Railroads; Amtrak's View of Railroad Electrification; An Examination of some Economic Obstacles to Electrification; Electrification and Railroad Organization and Operations; Financial Considerations of Railroad Electrification; Implementing an Electrification Program: The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project; Utility Service to Electrified Railroads; Canadian Railway Electrification Study: Phase 1; Locomotive Costs: A Railroad Electrification Issue; Maintenance and Capital Costs of Locomotives; Maintenance of Diesel and Electric Motive Power; Capital and Maintenance Costs for Fixed Railroad Electrification Facilities; Interference of Electrification with Signaling and Communication Systems; Impact of Research and Develompent on Railroad Electrification; A Railroad View of Electrification; An Economic View of Railroad Electrification; A Financial View of Electrification; A Government View of Electrification.

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    • Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, held June 13-15, 1977, in Washington, D.C. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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  • Accession Number: 00170110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM