ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RAIL-BRANCH-LINE ABANDONMENT: RESULTS OF A SOUTH-CENTRAL NEBRASKA CASE STUDY

This study assesses the impact of branch-line abandonment on country elevators and the surrounding communities. A model developed at Iowa State University was used to evaluate implications of abandonment for a six-county area of south central Nebraska. The model was used to evaluate the economic feasibility of alternative grain-handling systems, given existing and prospective freight rates for alternative transport modes, elevator costs for various sizes of facilities and grain prices at alternative destinations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68503
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D G
    • Gaibler, F D
    • Berglund, M
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM