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Berglund, Mary and Anderson, Dale G. (1979). Economic implications of alternative dry-bulk fertilizer supply systems: a south-central Nebraska case study (Research Bulletin No. 290)
This study analyzed the economic implications of alternative patterns of rail service for a case-study area in south-central Nebraska. Special attention was given to effects of branchline abandonments on the delivery system for dry-bulk fertilizer. The study was an extension of an earlier Nebraska track abandonment study which focused only on grain traffic. The purpose of the latest study was to establish the effect of including dry-bulk fertilizer, the major commodity moving into the area by rail, on the earlier results. The addition of fertilizer to the analysis did not appreciably change the outcome of the earlier grain-oriented study.