This report of a conference on rail freight systems examines the technical, economic and institutional problems facing railroads, indicating areas where change and improvement have the potential for holding or regaining markets. Participants presented 15 papers in four sessions dealing with the following: (1) Inherent service characteristics and emerging markets for rail freight service; (2) Externally imposed constraints that affect the emerging role of railroads; (3) Constraints internal to the rail industry that affect the emerging role of railroads; (4) Major opportunities for effective development and improvement of rail freight service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Carnegie-Mellon Conference on Rail Freight Systems, May 22-23, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/80 Proceeding, TRI-9
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM