The purpose of this article is to examine fundamental considerations for the design of high-throughput hump yards. The concepts are a systematic set of interrelated system design considerations that are necessary to achieve a safely operating high-throughput yard. The design considerations evolve from the relationship between the velocity of cars at the hump crest and the velocity of cars in the switching area. On the basis of the velocity relationship, the design of the yard is divided into two basic areas--the front section and the back section. Objective of front section design is to create sufficient headway for switching and of the back a minimization of impact velocities on class tracks.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 133-147
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM