STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 1. RAILROAD CAR MOVEMENT RELIABILITY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF LINE-HAUL OPERATIONS

Data on road train delays due to various tyes of mechanical failures and derailments and on the duration of these delays were collected for a total of 1,065 trains operating over a single main-line division during a two-month period. These delays were classified by major type (brake, coupler, and other types of failures-not including engine failures) and by possible causal factors (train length, trailing tonnage, and track profile) operative at the time of the failure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-244 119. Prepared in cooperation with Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, D.C., Union Pacific Railroad Foundation, Omaha, Nebr., and Burlington Northern Incorporated, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Union Pacific Railroad Foundation

    Omaha, NE  United States 

    Burlington Northern, Incorporated

    175 East 4th Street
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101
  • Authors:
    • Lang, A S
    • Reid, R M
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-R70-74 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM