Tactical (shift-by-shift) planning procedures for improving operations on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad are described. The tactical planning procedures are designed to improve the decision-making ability of dispatchers and yard-masters by explicitly requiring them to plan and coordinate their activities for the entire shift at the beginning of the shift. The procedures are centered around a systemwide nominal operating plan, which is adjusted during each shift on the basis of predictions of train and yard activities obtained from a simulation called the Dynamic Movement Predictor. Because of the systemwide planning and coordination inherent in these tactical planning procedures, the result should be improved labor productivity, car transit time, and trip reliability.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 2-8
  • Monograph Title: Surface Freight: Rail, Truck, and Intermodal
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030730
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N763
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM