The Gorkovskij main line connects by the shortest possible route the heavy economy regions of the Center with the Urals and Siberia, and serves the industry and agriculture of the central Volga region. Over the last four years of the five-year plan the volume of transport on this road increased by almost 40% and in 1974 had already attained the level planned for the end of the five-year plan. In order to cope with the growing volume, electronic computational technology was widely used, allowing the simultaneous calculation of quickly-varying circumstances, the choosing of optimal variants of planning, control, and production of transport. An automated control system (ASU) for operation of the road, created on the basis of computers and mechanisms for the remote transmission of information significantly accelerates the reception and increases the reliability of a great amount of information necessary for the optimization of control over the transport process. A series of engineering and calculation tasks connected with the planning and control of main line operations are also solved. With the help of the computer monthly transport plans are worked out; on the basis of the dispatchers' announcements freight handling is elaborated according to type of cargo, department, and entire road. This report also includes a section on planning the operations of the classification yards, the collaboration of workers of main line and industrial transportation, and the experience of initiators of competition, and unique technology.

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    • Abstract only is available in English, original untranslated as of November 1976.
  • Authors:
    • Volkov, V A
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • Russian

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-28
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM