FRATE RAIL COST OPERATING MODEL

Computer program which calculates the cost of freight train movement in a very broad range of physical (e.g., route terrain, etc.), technical, and financial circumstances. Over 70 parameters are considered. The program may be used to evaluate the cost effect of locomotives of various specification, cars of various design, train performance standards, train size, changes in factor prices, etc. This model can be used in conjunction with the Minimum Distribution Cost Model or as input to Motive Power Purchasing Policy or Allocation models of more sophisticated kinds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to Director of Technical and Operations Research, CP Rail. Publications Better Equipment-Greater Profit, presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Railroad Cybernetics, Washington, D.C., by P.J. Detmold and R. Klein, April 1974. Various articles published in Transportation Research Forum Annual Proceedings by P.J. Detmold and R.A. Shea.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Pacific Limited

    Windsor Station
    Montreal, Quebec H3C 3E4,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Pacific Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM