COMPUTERIZED PLANNING OF ANNUAL RAIL PROGRAMS

The Chessie System's computer guides the Engineering Department in preparing annual rail replacement programs. The system: (1) Determines the priority of replacement for each unbroken length of track having essentially uniform terrain and operating conditions with age and remaining life calculated; (2) Selects the most economical rail type at a given location applying the discounted cashflow method utilizing a mathematical model which incorporates effects of tax regulations, and interest rates; (3) Provides a long range monitoring of rail condition by computing the annual amount of new rail necessary for a desired level of operating condition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • REINER, I A
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 30-47
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM