Railway Age 1980 July 14 Bailey West on time, on budget on target
Railway Age 1980 July 14 Bailey West on time, on budget on target

Railway Age 1980 July 14 Bailey West on time, on budget on target

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Railway Age 1980 July 14 Bailey West on time, on budget on target
 
Railway Age July 14 1980 Vol 181 No 13
CONTENTS
FEATURES  
16 Bailey West: On time, on budget, on targetCompletion of the westbound facility makes Union Pacific's Bailey Yard in North Platte, Neb., the nation's largest rail complex. Bailey West, however, is no mirror image of Bailey East, and this article explains how and why they differ.
21 Midyear report: From boom times to bad timesThis year's first quarter was a good one-but when the recession hit, it hit with a vengeance. Double-digit declines are being posted in merchandise traffic, and suppliers, after a long period of near-record business, are feeling the pinch.
26 Mergers: A grand design-but will Washington buy it?Consolidation fever could lead to a three- or four-system rail industry, but there are growing signs that some influential people in government, particularly at the ICC, would like to see some cooling off of present activity.
30 One state's struggle to preserve good rail serviceIowa farmers are heavily dependent on good rail service. especially with export markets growing. Moving aggressively to help its railroads, the state recognizes that to retain a healthy system, some lines must be pruned.
34 Philadelphia: Help is on the way-and none too soonThe area's 500 miles of commuter, light rail, and rapid transit lines are reeling from years of malnutrition. But new leadership has brought new hope, and major improvements are at least getting under way.
NEWS
4 Short and Significant
10 SP: More cut-rate piggyback service
10 Milwaukee goes it alone on "Sprint"
10 ARAM awards Golden Spikes
10 L&N, ICG to swap some trackage
12 "Adirondack" service saved
12 Flexible per diem proposed by ICC
14 GAO hits Conrail use of Title V funds
40 Moving People
46 The Railroad Market

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