Railway Age 1981 April 27 Era of Giants WP UP MP
Railway Age 1981 April 27 Era of Giants WP UP MP

Railway Age 1981 April 27 Era of Giants WP UP MP

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Railway Age 1981 April 27 Era of Giants WP UP MP
Railway Age April 27 1981 Vol 182 No 8
FEATURES THE ERA OF THE GIANTS UP/MP/WP20 A whole greater than the sum of its partsThree strong railroads, sensing trouble ahead if they pursue their independent ways, want to achieve continued strength through unity. But it wont be easy. The case is so complex it could be the ICC's toughest in many years.
28 GE's C36-7: A balance of powerNorfolk & Western has ordered six of the new high-horsepower, high-adhesion units. In formally introducing the first unit April 14, GE seized the occasion to show off its modernized manufacturing facilities in Erie, Pa.
36 Alternative fuels: A progress reportSouthwest Research Institute continues its search for less expensive fuels for medium-speed diesel engines. Results to date are called encouraging, but much more testing is needed, along with much more money to pay for it.
40 The great truck race: Temporarily on holdThe Truck Design Optimization Project, which tests premium trucks against each other and against standard trucks, is running into an old problem: funding. Results so far, while inconclusive, do provide some broad guidelines.
50 What Conrail wants from Congress-and othersCR s Stanley Crane calls not only on Congress, but on labor, shippers, and all others who benefit from rail service in the Northeast and Midwest, to make the "sacrifices and contributions" needed to maintain that service.
54 The Corridor study: Amtrak vs DOTThe Emerging Corridors study, originally designed to pinpoint those thickly peopled corridors best able to support high-speed passenger service, has run into trouble, because its two "authors"-Amtrak and DOT-can't agree.
6 Short & Significant
10 Railroad rate of return at 25-year high
10 Amtrak: Cut down in its prime?
12 NJ Transit seeks riders' feedback
60 Caltrans plan runs into trouble
66 Teardown time for KCP&L trains

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