Problems and Developments in Rail Movements from Source to Dock

CIM Bulletin, 1968

J. M. LIVINGSTONE, Traffic Manager, Bulk Materials, Canadian Pacific Railway

This paper covers some of the problems confronted by Canada's railways in moving bulk materials from their source to the dock-site. The "cost center" concept is presented and hypothetical examples of its use given. Also discussed are systems design, the unit train and pipelines.
Keywords: Canada, Edmonton, Port of Vancouver, potash, unit train, Canadian, Coal, Cost, Costs, Distribution, Railways, Systems, Traffic, Transportation, Unit Trains