This paper suggests in Section 1 that improving railroad reliability could be an important means of reversing the continued decline in railroad profitability. Section 2 analyzes actual railroad data in order to determine the level of service currently provided by railroads and to explain the resaons for the observed differences in the service provided individual O-D pairs. In summary, this paper can be viewed as 'scoping' railroad performance with respect to service time reliability. The results, in general, support the intuition of railroad operating personnel. Finally, it should be noted that this paper considered only the first order effects of service time unreliability. Other important areas such as the effect of service time unreliability on empty car distribution should be considered for further study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Martland, C D
    • Sussman, J M
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00047956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM