MODELING VIA COMPUTER AIDS YARD DESIGN

The Penn Central has a yard simulation model that is designed to be tailor made to any particular yard (double hump, single hump with one or two leads, outbound tracks or no outbound tracks, etc.). The model yards the train, decides whether to hump the train alone or with another train (where you have one hump and two leads) based upon bowl occupancy and advance consists, then classifies train based upon the best class track usage allowable under the rules built in. It can be used to evaluate yard design or evaluate proposed decision rules for the operation of a process control computer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1975 12:00AM