Development of a simulation programme for the analysis of the carrying out of the necessary operations involved in the formation of a train, and to establish the different elements to be used for the automatic management of a marshalling yard, with the help of a computer programme. The study comprised: - the simulation of the whole of the operations involved in the formation of a separate train, or one in a complete rake, and the special shunting of the wagons; (2) research into the optimum dimensions of a marshalling yard, together with the problems concerning fixed installations and operating. With the help of this study, programmed in ALGOL 60, it is possible to establish the correlation between the carrying out of marshalling operations and the actual results, and the coefficient of use of the shunting engines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Wunderlich, W H
    • Wiedenbein, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 336-349
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM