SCHEDULING RULES FOR A CLASS OF FIXED ROUTE FREIGHT SCHEDULING PROBLEMS
While scheduling problems have received prominent attention in the airline industry, comparatively little analytical work has been done concerning such problems in the railroad industry. In this report, problems involving both a scheduling and routing aspect are considered based on the movement of freight on railroads. Viewing the freight as jobs to be processed and the trains as a system of parallel processors allows one to develop optimal scheduling rules for transporting the freight on fixed route railway networks for various optimality criteria. Rules are presented for cases when the route consists of a single track serviced by one or more trains operating on a fixed schedule. Cases in which the jobs and/or trains may be subject to certain availability restrictions are also considered.
University of Florida, GainesvilleDepartment of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Gainesville, FL USA 32611
Army Research OfficeBox CM, Duke Station
Durham, NC USA 27706
Office of Naval ResearchDepartment of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA USA 22217
- Martin-Vega, L A
- Ratliff, H D
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Car utilization (Railroads); Commodities; Freight transportation; Mathematical models; Railroad transportation; Routing; Scheduling; Single track; Theorems; Train operation
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Optimum assignments
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00092759
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RR-75-3 Res. Rept.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM