Methods for estimating the volume and energy demand of freight transport
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Methods for estimating the volume and energy demand of freight transport prepared for the National Science Foundation by Dennis P. Tihansky

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English


  • Railroads -- Freight -- Mathematical models,
  • Railroads -- Freight -- Economic aspects,
  • Railroads -- Freight -- Fuel consumption

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ContributionsNational Science Foundation (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsHE2311 T5
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19527525M

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