THE RISING COST OF CAR MAINTENANCE

Unit train service is causing car maintenance costs to rise on Burlington Northern, rising from 6.6% to 8.4% of operating revenues between 1974 and 1977. Design criteria for cars for conventional service are no longer applicable to cars for unit trains and traditional maintenance procedures can no longer be observed. BN now strives for a two-year maintenance cycle for its hopper cars and the sturdier components already installed, along with those showing need for improvement such as roller bearings and wheels, are discussed.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Hon, D V
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00172633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM