This study estimates the economic impact of freight car shortages on the lumber, plywood, and grain industries in 1968. It defines the nature and cost/benefits per incident of different shortage conditions for affected parties (shippers, consignees, and carriers) and the net economic effect. The latter was defined as the net sum of costs and benefits affecting the total national economy. Information was obtained by in-depth interviews, analyses of existing data, and an extensive survey of shippers and receivers. The results were then combined to estimate the total economic impact of these events. In addition, methodologies were developed to forecast weekly lumber and plywood shipments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-RP-71-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-00013
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM