Railway Age 1980 November 10 Boston: Rail transit's troubled boom town
Railway Age 1980 November 10 Boston: Rail transit's troubled boom town

Railway Age 1980 November 10 Boston: Rail transit's troubled boom town

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Railway Age 1980 November 10 Boston: Rail transit's troubled boom town
 
Railway Age November 10 1980 Vol 181 No 21
CONTENTS
FEATURES
16 Boston: Rail transit's troubled boom townThough hard-pressed for operating funds, MBTA has a big capital account (thanks largely to Interstate Highway transfers) that is paying for $2-billion worth of new construction. One big question for the future: Will commuter rail improvements start to take precedence over rapid transit extensions?
25 New strides in detection technology"All that wheel-tapping and hotbox-sniffing over railroadings' century and a half represents well-founded alertness to hazards that have still not disappeared," writes Associate Editor John Armstrong. Here he explores the increasingly sophisticated world of detection technology.
36 L&N: Rebuilding for coal growthTwo years ago L&N won a special 22% coal rate increase to help pay for $427.7 million in improvements designed to enhance coal-hauling capability. Of that amount, $73 million was earmarked for track and other fixed-plant work. The program is ahead of schedule, and the results are beginning to show.
NEWS
4 Short and Significant
10 Corridors rated for passenger rail potential
10 Earnings weather the recession
12 ICC issues rules on contract rates
14 Amtrak adds train as ridership soars
52 The Railroad Market

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