This paper surveys and summarizes eighteen proposals from the public domain since 1958 for railroad network rationalization in the United States. Network rationalization is defined as a reduction in size and shape and number of railroad companies comprising the national rail network. The proposals are compared in terms of rationalization criteria, number of railroad company systems proposed, and depth of detail. An observation is presented regarding the adequacy and potential usefulness of the proposals. The paper is intended as a synopsis for the reader of network rationalization proposals.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-29
  • Monograph Title: Rail planning
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  • Accession Number: 00184684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026857
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM