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Title:An Analysis of Shipper Leased Rail Equipment in North Dakota
Authors:Dennis Ming
Publication Date:Jan 1983
Report #:DP-45
TRID #:00422245
Keywords:equipment leasing, freight cars, freight traffic, grain, railroads
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



The main objective of this study is to examine the use of leased and privately-owned covered hopper cars by grain elevators in North Dakota. Specific objectives are to: 1) describe rail car leasing authority; 2) evaluate the utilization of leased hopper cars; and 3) compare the economics of leasing versus purchasing covered hopper cars.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050