Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

First Advisor

A. Clyde Vollmers

Abstract

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

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

79

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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