MODEL AND CALCULATING PROGRAMME FOR THE OPTIMUM FORMATION OF THROUGH GOODS TRAINS

The author commences by posing the problem of train formation, setting out a mathematical model describing exactly the problem to be resolved, and providing an actual example of the application of this model to the whole of the Swiss railway system. He obtains an approximately optimum solution and estimates the maximum possible divergence from the optimum. This study contributes towards a solution to the problems of the centralized management of wagons in an operational manner, i.e., for daily operation.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 131-227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM