THE LARGE MARSHALLING YARD OF THE FUTURE

LA GARE DE TRIAGE A GRAND DEBIT DE L'AVENIR

The authors have simulated shunting in a very well equipped marshalling-yard, and have established, by means of a computer, the points of separation of the routes followed by successive cuts. The variations in the length of the common section have enabled them to establish the backing speed which can be furnished by a programmer for the remote control of the hump locomotive. As the points of separation are situated at the level of the first marshalling points, the common sections are short, and the backing speeds can be higher than those practised in the past. A marshalling-yard of this description could deal with as many as 20,000 wagons per day.

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 123-140

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM