Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
A. Clyde Vollmers
This study examines the economic impacts of past branchline abandonments on rural South Dakota communities. In this chapter the factors and conditions leading to the abandonment of the branchlines are examined first. Then a section discussing the perspectives of the people and entities involved in the abandonment is presented. This is followed by the reasons for undertaking the study and the study objectives. Finally an overview of the remaining chapters is presented.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Railroads -- Abandonment -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota
Cities and towns -- South Dakota
South Dakota -- Economic conditions
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Alley, J. Michael, "The Magnitude and Timing of Rail Abandonment Impacts on Selected Economic Variables for Rural South Dakota Communities" (1979). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4888.