A SIMULATED CONSOLIDATION OF THE GRAIN HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR A REGION OF SASKATCHEWAN

The objective of this investigation was to indicate how many elevators and miles of rail line would be abandoned to move from the present system to one with minimum total cost. The analysis of 163 elevators at 55 stations on nine lines of the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific was made by digital computer simulation. Rather than developing a new system, the present grain storage and transportation system was modified and modernized. Emphasis was placed on all quantifiable producer costs--not just trucking costs. The conclusion is that the prairies' grain handling and transportation system may not be improved by extensive closures or rail abandonments. Rail efficiency could be improved with application of the "common truck usage concept," changes in elevator siding capacity and reduction in grain grades.

  • 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:
    • Kirkland, C L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM