RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

History of U.S. Railroad Electrification; reasons for decline in electrification; potentials for operating economics; effect of advances in technology; growth of railroad electrification overseas; progress in cost reduction; factors improving feasibility of electrification; impact of national energy policy; potentials for energy savings in freight movements; obstacles facing electrification; potential competition from coal slurry pipelines; capital investment requirements; outlook for government assistance on electrification; provisions of 1976 4-R Act; development of prototype systems; candidate systems for early electrification.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Middleton, W D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 383-397
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM