CONRAIL STUDIES THE PROS (AND THE CONS) OF MORE ELECTRIFICATION

A feasibility study of its route with the heaviest traffic has been undertaken by Consolidated Rail Corp. to determine if a provision of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act which allows Conrail loan guarantees of up to $200 million for electrification could be utilized for the Harrisburg/Pittsburgh line and for an alternate to the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and New York. To show if there is justification, Conrail and its contractor are projecting future traffic levels and costs of electric power and diesel fuel, developing operating strategies for electrified operation, designing catenary and electric power supplies, appraising the effect of electrification on signals and communications, and determining the financial implications of electrification.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • DeGennaro, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978-2-13

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  • Accession Number: 00172935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM