NEW ENGLAND RAILROADS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. FIRST EDITION

Since 1945, preferences for moving freight and passengers have shifted away from railroads. While other forms of transportation secured federal funding, railroad plant and service deteriorated to offset decreasing revenues. Federal legislation favoring rail consolidation could help to create three large competitive railroads in the Northeast. Operating extensions for the Delaware and Hudson could strengthen northern New England railroads and help them to merge. This will create two American railroad systems in New England; Canadian-owned lines would continue to be separate. Establishing two competing railroads in New England will not be enough to improve productivity. Much remains to be done in producing further technological gains, coordinating with other modes of transport, and securing proper government funding and regulation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New England Transportation Research

    P.O. Box 3032
    Portland, ME  USA  04104
  • Authors:
    • Fuller, R P
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM