This report summarizes data on shipment of wheat from Kansas local and terminal elevators from July 1, 1972, through June 30, 1973--a wheat marketing year with wheat export sales substantially higher than expected, resulting in transport equipment shortages and shipper distress. Rail shipments accounted for 92.5% of total movement. Kansas local elevators shipped 60% of their product to Kansas millers and terminal elevators and 40% to out-of-state destinations. Kansas terminal elevators made 94.2% of their shipments by rail. Four companies originated 92.7% of rail shipments; on all seven Kansas lines participating in wheat haulage main line stations originated 52.6% of shipments. Rates were predominately single-car basis, although some multiple-car and trainload rates were applied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This work was sponsored by the Transportation Research Center, U.S. DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas State University, Manhattan

    Department of Agricultural Economics
    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
  • Authors:
    • Sorenson, L O
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 575 Res. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-799
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM