FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS OF RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION

Electrification of 10,000 route miles in the U.S. having traffic density of 40 million gross tons per year is estimated to cost $2 billion, the largest investment in roadway and structures that railroads would make since original construction of the lines. With certain exceptions, it would be difficult for railroads to finance such projects from their own resources. With proper return on investment, four options are proposed: Sale of mortgage bonds, common stock equity, leasing, and project financing. In any case, government participation will be required.

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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 16-19
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
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  • Accession Number: 00173809
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  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM