ESTIMATING RAILROAD LINE CAPACITY

Burlington Northern is experiencing a rapid growth in coal traffic due to increasing demand for coal and Burlington Northern's access to major coal producing areas. To accommodate this traffic, Burlington Northern must increase the capacity of many of its line segments. An important part of planning orderly additions to capacity is an analysis of existing capabilities and future line capacity requirements. The Industrial Engineering Section of Burlington Northern provides such an analysis using several simulation models. "Estimating Railroad Line Capacity" discusses the determinants of line capacity and the use of simulation models in analyzing line capacity. Models for different purposes are defined and discussed. Results obtained from these models are summarized. Finally, the role of simulation in the Burlington Northern planning process is explained.

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  • Pagination: p. 427-434

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  • Accession Number: 00300622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM