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North Dakota's grain producers rely on an efficient rail system to move their products to export and domestic markets. A recent shift to larger grain hopper cars may threaten the viability of the state's light-density branch line network. This study simulates the impacts of handling larger rail cars...

 

The objective of this study is to appraise the issues and problems of rail car supply in North Dakota from the shippers' perspectives. The study also attempts to provide recommendations for future research in this area, with special attention given to examining carrier and shipper concerns. However...

 

The analyses that follow are concerned with four investment alternatives: 1) purchase of tractor/trailer rig; 2) lease of tractor/trailer rig; 3) purchase of jumbo covered hopper car; and 4) lease of jumbo covered hopper car.

 

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.

 

This paper theoretically analyzes Burlington Northern's proposed policy on reducing the number of privately owned covered hopper cars operating on its trackage.

 

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...

 
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