Faculty Advisor

Pavlov, Oleg V

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Center

RUSSIA / Russia

Abstract

Brunswick Rail must replace nearly 8,000 railcars as they reach the end of their service life, with either existing standard railcars or New Generation Railcars (NGRs). Russia’s railcar fleet as a whole faces a similar dilemma. We determined the potential effects of NGRs on railcar leasing by conducting a cost-benefit analysis and through discussions with industry experts. While NGRs could be beneficial to the rail industry, Brunswick Rail will find purchasing these railcars difficult due to the current economic environment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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