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.
- 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.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTransportation Systems Division
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
Union Pacific Railroad FoundationOmaha, NE United States
Burlington Northern, Incorporated175 East 4th Street
St Paul, MN United States 55101
- Lang, A S
- Reid, R M
- Publication Date: 1970-10
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Couplers; Economic factors; Failure; Freight cars; Freight forwarders; Freight trains; Freight transportation; Mechanical engineering; Railroad cars; Railroad transportation; Railroads; Reliability; Traffic delays; Train operation; Train operations; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Car component design; Cargo transportation; Freight car component performance; Freight forwarding
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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