BALANCED TRAINS

The potential of balanced unit trains operating on a shuttle basis between pairs of cities is discussed. To obtain the ultimate in utilization of such trains, they must shuttle between the cities at desirable times, say 10:00 p.m. and also undesirable times, say 10:00 a.m. Studies showed that a single engine unit hauling 20 trailers of special light weight permanently coupled cars and operated by a three man crew could compete with the highway under most conditions and usually provide a wider margin of profit than the highway operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Macomber, F
  • Publication Date: 1967-9-14

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  • Accession Number: 00037737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1973 12:00AM