RAILROAD CLASSIFICATION YARD TECHNOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTORY ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS

A review of the basic operating characteristics and functions of railroad classification yards is presented. Introductory descriptions of terms, concepts, and problems of railroad operations involving classification yards are included in an attempt to provide a "primer" on railroad yards. The report describes certain railroad operating practices and identifies problems that inhibit the efficient operation of railroad yards and the rail system of which they are a part. An extensive bibliography has been provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Troup III, K F
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 134 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-75-55 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM