"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.
Carlton, E. W.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 56 pages
© 1948 Kenneth Walter Schoenberg, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- United States
Railroads -- Freight -- United States
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Schoeneberg, Kenneth Walter, "Improving railroad "less-than-car-load" freight by the use of containers and container cars" (1948). Masters Theses. 4839.