Modern Railroads 1970 March GENESEE & WYOMING Canada N&W

Modern Railroads 1970 March GENESEE & WYOMING Canada N&W

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Modern Railroads 1970 March GENESEE & WYOMING Canada N&W
 
Modern Railroads 1970 March
NEWS
Springtime Can't Come Too Soon  Burlington Northern Finally Arrives . . . 11
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL COMMENT: How Serious Is The L-500 Threat?  What Happened To The Maine Potato Traffic?  49
INSIDE TRACK: The Coal Railroads And Air Pollution  43
WASHINGTON REPORT: Another Try For Tax Relief  38
PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: Whose Job Is It?  134
FEATURES
ENGINEERS BLUEPRINT THE SUPER-RAILROAD By Robert Roberts  50
A survey of top engineering officers, consultants, and educators brings agreement that track will have to be changed to cope with heavier, faster freights, but a variety of opinions on just which changes will be made
AREA RESHAPES FOR THE '70s By Edward T. Myers  57
As it prepares for its annual convention, the American Railway Engineering Association is rethinking its relationship with the Engineering Division of the AAR and its responsibilities for setting standards for maintenance and safety
N&W CLEANS ITS SHOULDERS By Edward T. Myers  63
A Mannix shoulder ballast cleaner with some unusual features is solving ballast fouling problems for the Norfolk & Western
WANTED: PLANNING FOR 90 MPH FREIGHTS By Frank E. Shaffer  67
Santa Fe's chief engineer R. H. Beeder discusses his road's philosophy and techniques of track design and maintenance, stressing the need for research and for adoption of high standards
HUMP YARDS ADJUST TO HEAVIER CARS By Frank E. Shaffer  71
Longer, heavier freights have led to installation of larger cylinders and increased air pressure, among other improvements, in hump yards throughout the country
IN CANADA, LESS REGULATION MEANS MORE COMPETITION By Nancy Ford 74
The Canadian Transportation Act of 1967 has freed that nation's rail carriers to exercise more flexibility in rate-making in response to the competitive climate in any given case
UNIT TRAIN HELPS CANADA EXPORT COAL By Robert Roberts 79
A remarkable new CP Rail unit train operation uses new-design gondolas and radio-controlled power over mountain ranges up to 2.29I grade to deliver coal to Canadian ports for export to Japan
GENESEE & WYOMING: HIGH CAPACITY SHORT LINE By Robert Roberts. . 82 The 12-mile Genesee & Wyoming hauling salt from mines to mainline connections maintains a 62.4 operating ratio, seeks diversification to avoid too much dependence on its major customer


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