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The main objective of this study is to present an overview of grain procuring, handling, transportation, and selling as it pertains to North Dakota. Specific objectives are to: 1) examine the concept of shipping grain in multiple car units; 2) describe various marketing alternatives available to country...

The primary objective of this study is to identify and assess problems currently associated with holders of leases of railroad property in North Dakota.

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.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of market trade area size on costs of alternative grain elevator systems in North Dakota. In addition, marketing densities, which directly affect size of trade area, will be examined.

The objectives of this report are: 1) to describe the grain production and marketing characteristics of the southeast-central portion of North Dakota, with particular attention paid to Dickey and Sargent counties; 2) to estimate the volume of grain which may be available to area merchandisers through...

The purpose of this study was to analyze the cost structures associated with subterminal facilities. An economic-engineering approach was used to determine the construction and operation costs of four different sizes of subterminal facilities operating at three different plant capacities. Profitability...

This report constitutes a preliminary analysis of the cost of transporting coal from Gascoyn, North Dakota, to Big Stone, South Dakota. The movement has been analyzed using Rail Form A costs for the Burlington Northern Railroad in conjunction with annualized rehabilitation cost estimates, which have...

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

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...

This report summarizes activities which have been undertaken pursuant to and in completion of Activity 5 of the Rail Planning Contract for FY 1982, between the North Dakota Highway Department and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. The activities described herein constitute the development...

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