SUMMARY TO RAILROAD ELECTIFICATION: THE ISSUES

Since the end of World War II, U.S. railroads have not considered the price of electrification worth paying. Meanwhile, electrification has proceeded rapidly elsewhere. The main difference is that U.S. railways are privately owned, while others are state owned. Major benefits of electrification accrue over many years after an initial negative impact on cash flow. Financing remains a major deterrent despite demonstrated operating advantages.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 72-73
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
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  • Accession Number: 00185223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM