COMMITTEE 14--YARDS AND TERMINALS--REPORT ON ASSIGNMENT 7 YARD SYSTEM DESIGN FOR TWO-STAGE SWITCHING

Two-stage switching is a technique for sorting each car twice so as to produce more blocks than tracks used. Unlike conventional one-stage switching, each track in each stage holds more than one block. When two-stage switching may be used in any yard, efficiency is related to blocking policy, communications and yard design. Two-stage switching was introduced in the U.S. in 1974 and has since been adopted for several new yards.

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    American Railway Engineering Association

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    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 145-155
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 675
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM