Masters Theses

Abstract

"Less-than-car-load (L.C.L.) freight has been and is becoming more of an acute problem with the railroads of this country. They are rapidly losing this vital and important function of their transportation service. Following, is a brief history of the railroads along with a discussion of their present day problems dealing with less-than-car-load freight service. It is believed, by the author, that a system of developing and using containers and container cars along with a pick up and delivery service will solve these problems the railroads now experience. If this method of freight transport would be adopted by the railroads, not on a temporary or small scale, but on a large, nation-wide and interstate scale, the producers, the shippers would readily acknowledge such improvements both physical and economical so that the railroads would recapture their long lost place in the field of L.C.L. freight service"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Carlton, E. W.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1948

Pagination

v, 56 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-102) and index (pages 103-109).

Geographic Coverage

United States

Rights

© 1948 Kenneth Walter Schoenberg, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Freight cars
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- United States
Railroads -- Freight -- United States

Thesis Number

T 784

Print OCLC #

5973593

Electronic OCLC #

670092155

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