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Energy and Environmental Factors in Railroad Electrification

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1975
AUTHOR: C. G. Swanson, H. H. Vogel
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: MTR-7052
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection, Technology Transfer
KEYWORDS: Modal Shifts, Alternatives to Petroleum, Environmental Factors
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] Railroad electrification recently has received attention from both industry and government. For the railroads, any decision to electrify trackage will depend on economic considerations. National interest in other critical areas, however, may give additional impetus to railroad electrification. This presentation concentrates on the impact of railroad electrification on two such areas—energy and the environment—with emphasis on its potential role of alleviating the nation's energy problems.

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