INCREASING COAL CAR UTILIZATION ON THE DETROIT, TOLEDO AND IRONTON RAILROAD: A STUDY OF OPEN TOP HOPPER CAR UTILIZATION AND THE COAL SUPPLY-TRANSPORTATION-DEMAND SYSTEM OF WHICH IT IS A PART

The report describes a study of the utilization of railroad freight cars and the coal traffic that could move in these cars. It examines utilization of railroads for moving coal and tries to determine its potential as an originating coal carrier. It examines the supply and demand characteristics of this specific coal market. Coal supply or producers in close proximity to the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad are analyzed. The transportation section considers both trucking and railroad aspects. The coal market demand analysis is determined by first quantifying where and how much is consumed and then finding out if DTI-originated coal is closer than the present sources of supply. In summary, the demand potential exceeds the supply by 8.3 million tons. However, the DTI failed to originate any coal from 1970-73. Subsequently, the railroad has begun to originate coal since late 1974 due to the proddings of coal producers, and is thus finally beginning to realize its latent potential as a coal originating carrier.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Product & Qual Working Life

    2000 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Potratz, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 235 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM