RAILS CAN DO THE JOB
If railroads are offered steady high tonnage volume traffic and in the time frame it takes to open new mines and build or expand consuming plants, railroads can make the necessary changes and secure the cars and motive power if: (1) Coal sources and points of consumption are well identified in advance; (2) tonnages and contract terms between producers and consumers are large and long enough to amortize the additional investment; and (3) agreement can be reached in a price for transportation that will provide an adequate return on investment and a profit for the services rendered.
- From Coal Production, Use and Financing Conference; Section 3, Paper 2, Washington, D.C., January 25, 1977.
Executive Enterprises, Incorporated10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY United States 10019
- Morris, R N
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Coal; Coal industry; Competition; Costs; Freight traffic; Operating costs; Rates; Transportation modes; Unit trains
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00182893
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-770136
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM