TRAIN PERFORMANCE CALCULATOR

This computer program is a simulation of a single train across a segment of the railroad that takes into account grade, curvature, speed limits, train consist, and type of locomotives. Gives the minimum running time, i.e., does not take into account interaction with other trains, however, speed limit changes and intermediate stops may be specified. Also fuel consumption is calculated. May be used to test the effect on running time and fuel consumption of a variety of changes, such as speed limits, tonnage, locomotives, or line changes. Also the model can be used in establishing tonnage ratings. The program uses several disk files for storing track data and route information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to W.C. Doughty, Computer Services Department, N&W Railways.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Norfolk and Western Railway

    8 North Jefferson Street
    Roanoke, VA  USA  24011
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Norfolk and Western Railway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM