This is Part II of the National Intermodal Network Feasibility Study, and contains Appendices 1 thru 4. Appendix 1 describes the development of a national origin/destination containerizable commodity flow data base. Appendix 2 describes the costing concepts that were used throughout the study to compare the economics of intermodal operations and competing land, highway and railway operations. It also presents the expense factors that were determined to be representative of efficiency operations of each mode. Finally it presents the printouts of unit costs that were developed for representative volumes and speeds by the computer model of land costs. Appendix 3 presents a sampling of each of the computer output reports which developed a nationwide intermodal network. It includes complete reproduction of the less voluminous reports. In addition, Chapter 6 of Volume III is reproduced in order to guide the reader through the complex data contained in these reports. Appendix 4 presents a comparison of the investment and costs of the major types of intermodal terminal operating concepts. These are differentiated by the type of equipment utilized. The appendix also presents an analysis of the effects on unit costs of variations in operating requirements, variations that occur at different terminal cities. The manual has been designed to assist intermodal operators to establish the most efficient operating pattern for each local situation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reebie (Robert) and Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 1436, 200 Railroad Avenue
    Greenwich, CT  United States  06830

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Reebie, R S
    • Ainsworth, D P
    • LIBA, C J
    • Riker, J B
    • Keale, M J
    • Urba, C E
    • Isacowitc, D A
    • Laughlin, M O
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 351 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-76/2.II Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20065
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM