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Title:An Analysis of Covered Hopper Car Use by Merchandising Firms in North Dakota and a Methodology for Analyzing the Lease/Purchase Alternative
Authors:Dennis Ming
Publication Date:Mar 1983
Report #:SP-51
TRID #:01834893
Keywords:covered hopper cars, freight transportation, grain, leasing, purchasing, railroads
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The purpose of this paper is to profile jumbo covered hopper car leasing by country grain merchandising firms in North Dakota. Costs and utilization of leasing hopper cars are detailed. In addition, a model is developed for comparing the lease/purchase decision.

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