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Title:A Base Study of the Box and Hopper Car Supply Problem in the United States
Authors:Robert Tosterud and David Nelson
Publication Date:Sep 1969
Report #:DP-10
TRID #:01785386
Keywords:box cars, car supply (railroads), economics, grain elevators, grain terminals, hopper cars, loading and unloading, ownership
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


The major objective of this study is to identify and analyze national and district trends in boxcar and covered hopper car ownership. The specific objectives of this study are: 1) to review boxcar and covered hopper loadings; 2) to analyze and compare three railroad samples in respect to ownership and loading trends by geographic area; 3) to analyze the economics of current per diem rates; and 4) to describe the physical facilities for unloading boxcars and covered hopper cars at grain port terminal elevators.

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