STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 6. SOME ANALYSES OF RAILROAD DATA

The report presents data from several railroads on yard, link, and total origin-to-destination performance. Topics analyzed include train arrivals as functions of train length and the day of the week, line haul times, departure times, receiving yard delays, total yard times, missed connections, and trip time standard deviations. Such data analysis is necessary to insure a realistic choice of parameter values and modelling concepts in conjunction with the simulation models discussed in Volume 5, Models for Investigating Rail Trip Time Reliability. The data and results given in this report can also be helpful to future work on railroad reliability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 5, PB-244 122, and Volume 7, PB-244 124.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • FOLK, J F
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-R72-41 Final Rpt., FRA/RPD-75/1.5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM