The Options for Rail
- RAILWAY SPECULATION. Ripley, W.Z. // Quarterly Journal of Economics;Feb11, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p185
Focuses on the speculative activity of railroad bonds in the U.S. Changes in the railroad map due to the rearrangement of transportation systems; Problems associated with the consolidation of companies; Promotion of the combination of railways.
- New Rail Bill Would Allow $36B in Debt. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;9/10/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31220, p1
Reports the plans of Representative Don Young on introducing a legislation on passenger rail lines in the United States. Improvement of the rail infrastructure system; Issuance of tax-exempted bonds for speed rail; Provision of ten-year loans for states participating in the project.
- Senate Panel OKs Bill Seeking Nonprofit Bonding Corporation for Railroads. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;6/30/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31667, p4
Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has approved legislation that would establish a nonprofit corporation to issue taxable tax-credit bonds to help finance improvements and additions to the nation's rail infrastructure and provide $12 billion for Amtrak operating expenses over six...
- Two steps forward, one step back for new light-rail systems. // Trains;Dec2002, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p40
Presents an update on the construction and operation of light-rail systems in the U.S. as of December 2002. Preparations made by officials in Charlotte, North Carolina for the construction of several light-rail lines; Funds needed by Minneapolis to operate its light-rail systems; Expansion of...
- Can rail prevail the first time around? Weyrich, Paul M. // Railway Age;Jun2000, Vol. 201 Issue 6, p96
Discusses the reasons for the failure of light rail system proponents to convince voters to vote for the system. Deficiencies; Arguments raised by rail opponents; Identification of voters.
- Trackside photos. // Model Railroader;Aug96, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p66
Presents photographs of railway systems in the United States. Includes a Dean Windsor-built logging railroad in Kansas; New York Central's James Whitcomb Riley train; Southern Pacific's S-2 train; Conrail Geep and Trap & Garnet's trains in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Workshop. Hediger, Jim // Model Railroader;Apr98, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p26
Presents information on articles relating to the railroad industry in the United States. Information on a railroad track construction project at the Port of Los Angeles; Questions on freight cars; Includes information on the care of the Athearn 86-foot hi-cube automobile parts cars.
- Trackside photos. // Model Railroader;Apr98, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p76
Presents a caption story of railroad tracksides in the United States. INSET: A fond farewell by Mary McGuirk.
- TRACKSIDE PHOTOS. // Model Railroader;Apr2001, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p70
Presents photographs showing railroad model layouts of different tracks in the United States. Description of trains used in the layouts.