Railroads, the Free Enterprise Alternative

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try. But the issues must be faced squarely and resolved if the railroad is to remain a vital, healthy part of the American transportation machine.

W. D. Dabney, Public Regulation of Railways ( New York, 1889).
Charles L. Dearing and Wilfred Owen, National Transportation Policy, pp. 129-130.
James C. Nelson, Railroad Transportation and Public Policy, p. 429.
Charles P. Zlatkovich, "The Interstate Rail System," Transportation Research Forum, Proceedings-Sixteenth Annual Meeting, p. 42.
D. Daryl Wyckoff, "Public Tracks, Private Users," Transportation and Distribution Management ( April 1973), pp. 38-40.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher, from Railroad Management, by D. Daryl Wyckoff ( Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, D. C. Heath and Company, Copyright 1976, D. C. Heath and Company), p. 130.
U.S., Congress, Senate, Interstate Railroad Act of 1972, S. 3769, 92d Cong., 2d sess., 1972.
U.S., Congress, Senate, Essential Rail Services Act of 1973, S. 1031, 93d Cong., 1st sess., 1973.
U.S., Congress, Senate, Interstate Railroad Act of 1974, S. 3343, 93d Cong., 2d sess., 1974, sec. 401(a).
U.S., Congress, Senate, Congressional Record, April 10, 1974, S. 5590.
Those familiar with railroad history will recognize USRA as the initials which were also used by the U.S. Railroad Administration, the federal agency which operated American railroads during the World War I period of nationalization.
Albert R. Karr, "Restructuring Northeast Lines May Spur More Federal Involvement Than Expected," Wall Street Journal, Volume CLXXXV, Number 38 ( February 25, 1975), p. 30.
David P. Morgan, "The Sky May Be Falling," Trains, Volume 35, Number 9 ( July 1975), p. 4. The railroad initials used are ICG, Illinois Central Gulf; N&W, Norfolk and Western; MILW, Milwaukee Road; C&O, Chesapeake and Ohio; UP, Union Pacific, and SR, Southern Railway. Note the different capitalization used during the early stages of the reorganization process, ConFac versus Confac.


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