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Railroad R & D Challenges of the 80's: Opportunities and Obstacles. Railroad Engineering Conference Proceedings (15th) Held at Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA. on October 21-23, 1979.

Report Number: FRA/ORD-80/35
Corporate Author: U.S. Department of Transportation
Date of Publication: 1980-06
Pages: 128
PB Number: PB80205206

This report constitutes the proceedings of the 15th Railroad Engineering Conference held at TSC on October 21-23, 1979. Conference papers were delivered by various industry and Government officials and centered on three topic areas: The Status of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project and Passenger R&D; An Overview of Freight Technology Advancements, Obstacles and Future Opportunities; and Major R&D Opportunities of the 80's. A tour of the Santa Fe-San-Vel concrete crosstie plant in Littleton, Massachusetts, was included as part of the conference program.

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