The economic value associated with the use of railroad rights of way is defined and its measurement is discussed. As long as existing uses are unchanged, the value of a right of way may be substantial but there is no compelling reason to know what it is. Changes in such use arising from causes such as abandonments, supplementary uses by others seeking transmission facilities or new public transport corridors, or assumption of private rail facilities by governments can make valuation important. Assembled rights of way represent a resource for society that should not be discarded lightly and efforts to avoid dismemberment should be stressed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

    155 East Superior Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Beetle, G R
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00170568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM