PRODUCTIVITY IN CANADIAN RAILROADS, 1956-1975

This study provides a comprehensive profile of the Canadian railroad industry from 1956 to 1975 in terms of real outputs, real inputs and productivity. Productivity has grown approximately 3 percent per year for both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, a rapid rate by any reasonable standard and about twice the rate achieved by U.S. railroads. There are two complete sets of results--the first treating all freight ton miles as equivalent and the second considering 22 different categories of ton miles as distinct outputs. When results for the two railroads are compared, there is no evidence that either had markedly higher productivity than the other.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Transport Commission

    275 Slater Street
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N9,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Caves, D W
    • Christensen, L R
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 10-78-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM