The US Railroads - Their Evolution, Structure and Operations Part 1

IRT Journal, Vol XXI I & II, Jan-Jun 2012, pp 9-29

23 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013

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Bodhibrata Nag

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Date Written: April 16, 2012

Abstract

This paper outlines the evolution, structure and operations of US railroads. It traces the evolution of the railroad network and the regulation framework. The current industry structure is also examined along with organization and operational characteristics. The strategies underlying the profitability of US railroads are examined with suggestions for Indian Railways.

Keywords: railroads, strategy, operations, USA

JEL Classification: D20, J21, L22, L51, L92, N71, N72, R40

Suggested Citation

Nag, Bodhibrata, The US Railroads - Their Evolution, Structure and Operations Part 1 (April 16, 2012). IRT Journal, Vol XXI I & II, Jan-Jun 2012, pp 9-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2323200

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