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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1977. Department of Civil Engineering.


Copyright 1977, the author. Used by permission.


The 1970’s will go down in history as the decade in which the University of Nebraska – Civil Engineering Department expanded its academic interest to include the field of transportation. Railroad transportation and activities related to the instruction of planning, design and operation of railroads become a most important part of the transportation curriculum when viewed in the above context. Unfortunately, no modern comprehensive textbook exists for use in a rail transportation course.

The intent of this thesis is to provide a comprehensive source of data for use in the course of study in Railroad Transportation being developed by the University of Nebraska – Civil Engineering Department.

Advisor: Edward R. Post, Patrick J. McCoy, Edward N. Wilson