MAP OF THE MONTH : INTERMODAL TRAINS PER DAY, 1984

This Map of the Month describes the dedicated intermodal train traffic of the U.S. in 1984, three years after its deregulation. Five gradual changes that this deregulation caused in the industry are described specifically. The first change is that companies began to use fewer terminals with fully dedicated trains, which caused revenue to increase, decreased the number of terminals suited for this purpose, and, consequently, lengthened lanes. Another outcome of the deregulation, and also related to the resulting number of terminals this caused, was a swift downturn in short-haul traffic. Finally, the article describes the rise in a more varied frequency in scheduled trips that ran in accord with demand and the beginnings of experimentation with what would become the shift to double-stack trains.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187
  • Publication Date: 2005-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 40-41
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:56PM