MERRY-GO-ROUND COMPUTERISED

After using a computer-scheduled unit-train operation for movement of coal between 32 collieries and 3 power stations, British Railways is ready to expand the system through its TOPS installation to handle two-thirds of its unit coal trains moving between 93 collieries and 10 power stations as well as to some steel plants. The programming, called Carousel, will involve line capacities, interference with other movements, equipment and crew assignments, and capabilities of mines and power plants to handle trains at specific times. Scheduling, normally done in weekly segments, can be varied for special situations. Some unit-train services are characterized by hauls as short as 15 miles.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Allen, G F
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 110-115
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 378
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM