Modern Railroads 1970 November St Marys RR SP Scale CN CP Flat Back

Modern Railroads 1970 November St Marys RR SP Scale CN CP Flat Back

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Modern Railroads 1970 November St Marys RR SP Scale CN CP Flat Back
 
Modern Railroads 1970 November 106  pages
NEWS
Nation's Transport Needs under Study  $1.2 Billion Saves $75 Million  15
STATISTICS
Railroad Operating Statistics of Class I Railroads for the Second Quarter and
First Half, 1970  21
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL COMMENT: A Key To Unlock the Railroad Crisis  Whatever
You Call It, It's Good Business  49
INSIDE TRACK: A Crisis of Confidence  44
WASHINGTON REPORT: The 92nd Congress  38
PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: You and ASTRO  108
FEATURES
FLATBACK: WHERE THE ACTION IS, A Special Report on TOFC-COFC By Robert Roberts
I: INTERMODAL SYSTEMS FOR THE '70's  52
Piggyback/ container traffic is still a bright spot in American and Canadian railroading; IC, N&W, SCL, and PC have adopted new and significant approaches
II: THE PIGGYBACK NUMBERS GAME  62
Despite contradictory "official" figures, flatback traffic is still looking good; this article explains how the various agencies gather their figures
III: CONTAINER FLOW GAINS IN CANADA  71
CN and CP Rail are aggressively going after container traffic through their east coast ports, not only to Canadian points but also to the U. S. Midwest
LINE CHANGE SHORTENS BN MAIN ROUTE By Edward T. Myers  78
A 60-mile line change required for Libby Dam has shortened BN's main line by 141/2 ; new ribbon-rail line includes a seven-mile tunnel and complete CTC
SP SCALE WEIGHS 31/2 CARS A MINUTE By Edward T. Myers  82
A new high-capacity coupled-in-motion scale rebuilt from an existing scale permits SP to weigh every car over the hump at Eugene; computer tie-in enables automatic detection of "overweight" cars moving on weight agreements
MODERN SHORT LINE SERIES
TECHNOLOGY KEEPS SHORT LINE ON PROFIT TRACK By Robert Roberts  86
Heavily dependent on one shipper, the 11-mile St. Marys Railroads uses modern equipment, maintenance, and operating practices to keep ahead of rising costs


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