RAIL CONSIST AND HISTORY

File name is EN980930. Computer reporting program of all pertinent information on main line and branch track of Union Pacific Railroad. This track information can be reported to one one-hundredth of a mile accuracy for main line and branch track. The output shows milepost from, milepost to, track miles involved, degrees of curve, weight of rail, what company rolled the steel and type of treatment of the steel, the length of the rail in either 39 feet, 78 feet, or CWR, the year laid, work order number, if the steel was transposed, cropped, welded, or ground the size of the plates and year installed, million gross tons, of traffic over given segments of rail, passenger and freight speed allowable, and failures reported for the last two years broken done into three classes fo failure, then combined to show defects per mile per month. This Consist and History program evolves from four other basic programs plus a failed rail master. The four programs used to generate Consist and History are a tonnage master (EN9601), the description table (EN9602), an initial track master file (EN9603), and a revolving track master file (EN9805). EN9601 is a program which generates a tonnage table and a tonnage code. The railroad is broken down into segments depending on the million gross ton miles per year run over those segments. This program is fed into the initial track master file, EN9805, for a basis to calculate the million gross ton miles in the Consist and History report. The tonnage table for a given section of track has been calculated from our Way Bills to insure accuracy. EN9602 is a program which generates heading information for given sections of track (e.g. direction, and milepost limits). Also, it generates a cost center description so that the final report can be produced either by cost center or divisions. This program also genrates an order number, which we have assigned to help us segregate different parts of track. EN9601 and EN9602 are combined into EN9603 which begins to set up the initial master file. EN9603 at this time inputs all of the curve information of the railroad. EN9805 then adds the actual track relay information into the program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Union Pacific Railroad

    1416 Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE  United States  68102
  • Authors:
    • Zednik, E V
    • Jenkins, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Railway Engineering Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM