DEMONSTRATION OF DYNAMIC TRACK ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM PHASE I REPORT

This project expands Southern Pacific's CACTUS (Computer Assisted Classification Track Utilization System) computer program to incorporate numerous enhancements and modifications necessary to assist a yardmaster in making real-time track assignment decisions in an actual field trial. The prototype program developed maximizes classification track use and minimizes switch-engine work while producing a simple yard inventory capable of providing a track standing inventory of cars and of moving cars within the inventory.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI International

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025-3493

    Southern Pacific Transportation Company

    1 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94105

    Association of American Railroads

    Freight Car Utilization Program, 1920 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Wong, P J
    • Elliott, C V
    • Hathorne, M R
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM