COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A HIGH-VOLUME RAIL GATEWAY

The St. Louis-East St. Louis terminal comprises over 60 yards belonging to 16 linehaul railroads and three terminal companies. The daily handling of 10,000 cars for a 12-day period through this complex was simulated using the AAR Network Simulation System. The project demonstrated that with proper advance instructions, railroads can provide a data base which is usable and reliable. The AAR model was demonstrated to be a sensitive tool for terminal studies. Successful simulation the St. Louis gateway demonstrated the analytical advantages offered by network simulation models in study of large rail terminals.

  • 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:
    • Hoover, T
    • Minger, W K
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM