This volume contains seven reports which are part of the research carried out on the evaluation of grain transportation and handling systems in western Canada. These reports indicate some of the constraints on retention and expansion of the secondary agricultural industries in western Canada, as well as a look at the energy implications of changes in the branch line network and the minitrain as an alternative to conventional branch line operations. These background papers are part of the input to conclusions reached and recommendations made by the Commission in Volume I. The papers: Cost of Hauling Grain by Farm Truck in Western Canada; Road Costs; The Energy Implications of Rationalization of Light Density Branch Lines; The Impact of Branch Line Abandonment on the Fiscal Viability of Local Governments; Mini-Train Operation with Transloading Facilities--A Feasibility Study; Commercial Trucking Costs and Features; Transportation-Related Distortions in the Canadian Flour Milling Industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission, Government of Canada. See also Volumes 1 and 3 RRIS 24 178554 and 178553 respectively; Bulletin 7802.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Supply and Services, Canada

    Printing and Publishing
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0S9,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 434 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ministry of Supply and Services, Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM