AN EXAMINATION OF SOME ECONOMIC OBSTACLES TO ELECTRIFICATION

Although viewing eventual electrification of heavy-traffic mainlines as inevitable, the author cites environmental, operational and technical obsolescence problems which need to be examined and overcome before U.S. railroads will electrify. The challenge of further mergers and computer controlled operations must be met, as well as the building of coal slurry pipelines.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 10-12
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM