RAILYARD AUTOMATION

Automation of a key rail terminal of the Santa Fe System at Argentine, Kansas is described, with an aim to expansion and modernization. A basic objective of expansion was to double the capacity of the yard to handle 6000 railroad cars arriving or departing on a single day. A secondary, but significant justification, was the minimization of freight car idle time and of damage to physical loads that can be caused by manual switching.

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  • Authors:
    • Brosvic, J
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00052115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM