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By Mark Wegman

The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail shuttle in America.  It was once a time of celebrated locomotives and lush passenger carrier, a time whilst rail know-how observed its maximum advances and railroads grew to become the nation’s preferred mode of transportation.   those glory years come alive in American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated, 1889–1971.  For this quantity, writer and illustrator Mark Wegman has researched unique railroad drawings and sometimes even paint chips to render greater than one hundred sixty profiles, entrance and best perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, besides passenger autos, of 3 dozen of the nation’s so much celebrated trains of the golden age.  Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every teach, interval images, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and designated captions.  The publication is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.

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American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated

The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail trip in America.  It used to be a time of celebrated locomotives and lush passenger provider, a time while rail expertise observed its maximum advances and railroads turned the nation’s favorite mode of transportation.

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The full results of this analysis are described in Chapter 4. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF LONG-LIFE PAVEMENTS: PHASE I – ISBN-92-64-00856-X © OECD 2005 35 36 – EVALUATION FRAMEWORKS References OECD (1994), Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation: Funding and Allocation Strategies, OECD, Paris. PIARC (2000a), Whole-life Costing of Roads – Flexible Pavements, PIARC, Paris. PIARC (2000b), Whole-life Costing of Roads – Concrete Pavements, PIARC, Paris. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF LONG-LIFE PAVEMENTS: PHASE I – ISBN-92-64-00856-X © OECD 2005 ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF LONG-LIFE PAVEMENT SURFACING – 37 Chapter 4 Economic Feasibility of Long-life Pavement Surfacing This chapter contains an analysis of the economic feasibility of advanced pavement surfacings.

As well, the analysis has shown that advanced long-life wearing courses with a 40-year life will be more economical when user costs are taken into account, as there are significant benefits in avoiding disruption to road users due to maintenance. The analysis of cases other than the standard one and the sensitivity testing undertaken leads to the following additional conclusions: • There are likely to be at least some savings for heavily trafficked roads (above 80 000 AADT) at any of the discount rates assessed.

This indicates that the standard test case results presented, based on night work for all the maintenance interventions, provide a conservative assessment of the possible NPV benefits. 5. 3% Note: AADT = 80 000, 15% heavy vehicles, three times cost, 40-year life, 1% traffic growth. Differential traffic growth rates The other variation from the “standard” case considered differential traffic growth. e. e. from year 20 onwards). 6. 19 32% Note: AADT = 80 000, 15% heavy vehicles, three times cost, 40-year life, 1% traffic growth.

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