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U.S. Railroads

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Published by The Administration, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

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  • Railroads -- United States -- Management.

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    Statementprepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development.
    ContributionsSussman, J. M., United States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Policy and Program Development.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination359 p. :
    Number of Pages359
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17542691M

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   Unlike roadways, U.S. freight railroads are owned by private organizations who are responsible for their own maintenance and improvement projects. Compared with other major modes of transportation, railroad owners invest one of the highest percentages of revenues (19 percent) to maintain and add capacity to their system, spending nearly $

    As of , a Class II railroad in the United States has an operating revenue greater than $ million but less than $ million. Current Class II railroads. Alaska Railroad (ARR) Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR) Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (CORP) Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Great Lakes Central Railroad (GLC). Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, Indian reservation, military posts, and the railroad network with main lines color coded. Red indicates lines "aided by U.S. Bonds." Contributor: Union Pacific Railway Company - G.W. & C. Colton & Co. Date:

    Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (reporting mark, AGR): The is a G&W property operating nearly miles of track running from eastern Mississippi, through western Alabama, and finally terminating at Pensacola, Florida. The route's heritage traces back to the eastern extent of the St. Louis-San Francisco's network and today the railroad handles more t carloads annually including coal. American Railroad Politics, Rates, Wages, and Efficiency (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, c), by K. Austin Kerr (page images at Pitt) Let Freedom Ride the Rails (), by National Negro Labor Council (U.S.) (page images at HathiTrust).


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