Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1972 February Full Story BART

Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1972 February Full Story BART

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Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1972 February Full Story BART
Modern Railroads Rail Transit 1972 February Full Story BART
88 Pages
New Era Dawns in Rail Transit/Edward T. Myers/a special report on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's 75-mile system in California
42 BART is New from the Rails Up/voters taxed themselves for BART to reduce congestion, improve living
46 New Cars Have Rider Appeal /extensive testing resulted in design of transit's most modern, comfortable cars
52 Transit Triggers Building Boom/high-rise stores and apartments are built close to stations to capitalize on new service
56 Engineering is Key to BART Plan /tunneling through mountains and under the bay will give direct routes for fast service
60 Automation to Provide On-time Performance/twin computers to monitor train operation and adjust schedules
65 Full Scale Testing Solves Problems/train operations in advance of revenue service help start-up process
68 Task Force Works on Car Control/Nancy Ford/special group plans system linking all railroads for better utilization
31 Interface/Robert Roberts/recovery pace in flatback traffic held back by declining volume of mail and express
33 Washington/Harry Tennant/ reorganization laws are outdated but ecology is the modern word in Washington
41 Editorial/Tom Shedd/many a feeble branch line has sprung back to profitability; are today's abandonment plans sound?
41 Editorial/Tom Shedd/departmental barriers crumble as engineering, mechanical and operating men get together
77 Transit News Roundup/money shortage is causing transit projects to pile up/Chicago gets new car grant
1 Cover/Gordon C. Kloess/BART's MacArthur station welcomes a pre-inaugural train
13 Late News/Frank E. Shaffer/test minute developments reported as February issue goes to press
19 Industry News/computer study predicts freight car trends, flat yard gets automation, journal deadline extended
23 Coming Events/calendar of important meetings and other events of interest to railroad executives
29 People in the News/who's new and where among the ranks of the men who direct the nation's railroads
79 Tech Talk/new line of EMD locomotives, how to shave a subway, huge snowplow goes to Turkey from Denver
85 New Products/what's new in the marketplace for use by railroads to boost service, safety and efficiency
88 District Offices/a list of representatives on the nationwide staff of Modern Railroads
88 Ad Index/where to find the news in advertising of the nation's most widely read railroad service magazine

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