TRAIN SIZE OPTIMIZATION FOR THE CARAJAS PROJECT

Train size calculation is of fundamental importance for operation of an iron-ore railway. High investments in rolling stock, sidings, yards, and high operating costs make it difficult to choose the best train size. The paper, divided in two parts, first takes up theoretical work on the effect of train length on line and track capacity with the queueing theory used to analyze single-track operation. Practical work then shows application of this theory to determine an ore-train size for Brazil's Carajas Project where the number of locomotive units and their rating along with train length were determined.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 206 Pap B.4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM