CANADIAN RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION STUDY: PHASE 1

This is a summary of a 764-page report by the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport of a study financed by Canada's Department of Transport. It is concluded that benefits of electrification would accrue not solely to railways, reducing reliance on imported oil, enhancing employment opportunities and having other effects on Canada's domestic economy. It is proposed that 9500 miles of lines carrying more than 400 million gross tons annually be electrified over 30 years. An initial prototype operation would be implemented on an existing mainline.

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    • CORNEIL, E R
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-34
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
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  • Accession Number: 00173807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM