MAINTENANCE-OF-WAY PLANNING: OCCUPANCY FOR HI-DENSITY SINGLE TRACK

Southern Pacific uses computer simulation techniques for determining the balance between high productivity of track maintenance forces and minimum interference with train movements, particularly in single-track territory with high traffic densities. Various combinations of men and equipment are investigated. The method of maximizing production and minimizing train delay is based on a mathematical model which permits medium-term (90 days ahead) planning. The example shows that, for up to 30 trains per day, a 17-man gang with appropriate equipment proves most economical.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Cox, R E
    • Weishaar Jr, F L
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM