The 5 billion property rehabilitation of Consolidated Rail Corp., successor of seven northeastern bankrupts, is proceeding. From its start-up in April 1976 to year end, this railroad's program called for laying of 700 miles of continuous welded rail out of 35,000 miles total and insertion of 4.2 million crossties. Simultaneously 8,300 miles of track were to be surfaced and extensive work was to be performed on bridges, tunnels and on controlling vegetation. This pace is to continue for several years with the goal of permitting 70-mph operating speeds on lines handling upwards of 20 million gross tons per year and 30 mph on all but yard tracks. Conrail has developed a computer program for appraising the cost effectiveness of work on each track segment based on discounted cash flow analysis and on additional analyses involving rate-of-return, safety, traffic density and service quality.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-11-8

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  • Accession Number: 00142627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM