Railway Age 1981 February 9  Budd: Very much alive-and kicking
Railway Age 1981 February 9  Budd: Very much alive-and kicking

Railway Age 1981 February 9 Budd: Very much alive-and kicking

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Railway Age 1981 February 9 Budd: Very much alive-and kicking
Railway Age February 9 1981 Vol 182 No 3
FEATURES  14 Budd: Very much alive-and kickingA few years ago U.S. passenger railcar builders began to go out of the business, and foreign builders moved in. Budd, the sole U.S. survivor, has a big order backlog-but also has a big gripe about the foreign invasion.
18 RPI's L. L. White: A year of change-and challengeThe chairman of the Railway Progress Institute gives his views on the changing Washington scene-and outlines the supply group's strategy for helping to promote the general well-being of the railroad industry.
21 "Project 21 "-Double track and six feet wideInventor Larry K. Edwards' inclined durorail, steel-wheel system is designed with an eye toward "an elevated but narrow profile...along with a reasonably practical turnout." He described it at a recent TRB meeting.
24 SP: Getting through to MexicoThe ultimate solution to the freight-car congestion at border crossing points probably lies in a sophisticated computer network. But SP has found immediate benefits in a "people to people" communications program.
34 Does utilization matter during a period of car surplus?Peter French, manager of AAR's Freight Car Utilization program, argues: "There are almost as many reasons to be concerned about effective car management in periods of car surplus as during periods of car shortage."
4 Short and Significant
8 NYCTA seeks bids on 300 cars
8 Pullman closes two car plants
9 Amtrak continues to gain riders
9 Conrail files new surcharges
9 CSX roads extend piggyback service
12 Waukesha to build Sulzer engines

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