THE COST AND SERVICE EFFECTS OF ALTERNATIVE TERMINAL REORGANIZATION PLANS

This paper explores the relationship between service quality, terminal rationalization and network modeling. All these factors were involved in the 1972-1974 study of the St. Louis terminal region. The three alternatives studied varied in degree of centralization in the network and in the institutional assumptions. More than operating plans and track diagrams were involved in each case. One alternative was shown nonproductive. One of the other two which would involve total centralization showed great benefit. The single master yard, while not markedly more efficient than many others, eliminates operations outside the yard. Inter-railroad rivalries remain the basic problem to achieving the benefits.

  • 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,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Landow, H T
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM