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Title:The Economics of Short Line Railroads in North Dakota
Authors:Denver Tolliver
Publication Date:Aug 1989
Report #:DP-78
TRID #:00493659
Keywords:alternatives analysis, capital costs, economic efficiency, economics, employee compensation, labor, maintenance management, operating costs, profitability, railroads, railroad traffic, short line railroads, traffic density
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


The objective of this study is to estimate the potential efficiencies gains from short line operation of branch lines in North Dakota. Cost and revenue estimates are developed in the study for three potential short line networks on Burlington Northern's system.

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