Canadian Pacific has developed a program for defining and measuring rail capacity and planning the changes which should be made in the physical plant to handle projected levels of traffic. While "over the road" aspects of capacity are usually studied, CP Rail views its operations as a system composed of many elements such as main lines, yards, motive power, freight cars, shops, communications and other factors. CP has produced simulations handling forecast traffic levels and then makes cost benefit studies of any changes needed. Rail capacity can be increased gradually, rather than/with a massive one-shot investment program. A financially sound system is maintained while meeting needs for new capacity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Joplin, A F
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM