Modern Railroads 1970 October Coal Unit Trains SCL Reading Philadelphia Shop CN

Modern Railroads 1970 October Coal Unit Trains SCL Reading Philadelphia Shop CN

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Modern Railroads 1970 October Coal Unit Trains SCL Reading Philadelphia Shop CN
 
Modern Railroads 1970 October   80 pages
NEWS
Rate of Investment Return Declines  Airlines Suffer Rail Woes 19
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL COMMENT: A Great Idea-Is It Just a Dream?  33
INSIDE TRACK: (Miss Ford's column will return next month)
WASHINGTON REPORT: How Much Equipment Will the Railroads Buy?  27
PUBLISHER's NOTEBOOK: Change  80
FEATURES
BILLION DOLLAR BOON-RAILROAD UNIT TRAINS FOR COAL By Frank E. Shaffer 37
High-capacity equipment from Ortner, Pullman-Standard, Fruehauf and Hawker-Siddeley move coal in ever increasing volume. This article reviews in detail the characteristics of the four new coal cars and spotlights the operations of three new unit train systems. Each is engineered differently but all meet at a common goal, economy.
AUTOMATED POLLUTION CONTROL FOR SCL By Robert Roberts 44
Drainage and pollution control system at Uceta Shops, Tampa, believed to be most modern and elaborate in use on any railroad. New facility serves shops for heavy locomotive and car repairs, does not need continuous manning to regulate the system.
SWITCHMAN TRAINING FOR THE UNEMPLOYED 50
Black men are being trained as switchmen for the first time in an unusual program in Chicago More than 300 have been trained by railroads in cooperation with the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity. Milwaukee Road leads in participation.
SNOW REMOVAL PROGRAM KEEPS PASSENGERS HAPPY  55
Keeping rail traffic rolling through Ottawa in the winter despite more than 80 inches of snow has challenged the Canadian National to develop highly effective snow removal techniques. Eight 1000-foot platforms must be cleaned for 25 daily passenger trains.
READING'S NEW PHILADELPHIA SHOP SMALL BUT EFFICIENT By Robert Roberts 59
Allen Street engine and car shop provides facilities and comforts usually found only in larger system-type shops . . . . gas infrared heaters, mercury vapor overhead lights, motorized doors, an elaborate talk-back system and modern alarm systems.
CN'S TRACK ANALYSIS CAR GUIDES MAINTENANCE By Edward T. Myers 62
More than 40,000 miles of track is analyzed annually to aid on making track maintenance decisions. It produces data to help utilize men, machines and materials most economically on the most desirable projects. Data helps set priorities on particular projects.


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