A computer program was developed in 1965 on the Sverdlov Railroad utilizing "Ural 2" computer for planning locomotive assignment. Analysis of the particular situation lead to consideration of several plans. 1. Assignment of locomotives to certain train schedules for the whole planning period and then defining the best plan for train formation, taking into consideration those schedules to which the engines have been assigned. 2. Planning of train consist, taking into consideration schedules, and then assigning locomotives to these consists. 3. From input data determine time when consists and their locomotives are available and then, by use of "Transportation problem match locomotives and consists to the schedules through use of feedback. The plan is corrected and improved and then the optimal plan is printed and issued. 4. A step-by-step solution. As the first step, optimum assignment of locomotives to train consists. Second step, assignment of consist to available schedules. This is done utilizing the feedback system. The first two methods do not guarantee an optimum solution; the last two methods do.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railroad Transport Editorial Board, USSR

    3A Sadovaya-Chernogryazskaya
    Moscow 174,   USSR 
  • Publication Date: 1967-8-8

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5
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  • Accession Number: 00040071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1973 12:00AM