TRAIN MEET CALCULATOR

This computer program is a model to assist in planning for an optimum passing track arrangement and to study the various effects on the overall operation of train schedules, delays, priorities, work enroute, tonnages and lengths. The model simulates a dispatcher's logic and can be run with fixed (scheduled) input or by using historical data, or any combination thereof. The model can handle up to 36 passing tracks (and/or stretches of double track) and 20 trains, and run 98 days. Significant changes are not detected beyond 28-35 days. Extra trains can be generated. Trains can enter or exit at any point. Delays by type can be isolated to study their effects. Maximum use has been made of randomization of events. Output consists of statistical data and an optional simulated CTC graph.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to L.A. Thomas, Director Operations Planning, St. Louis - San Francisco Railway.
  • Corporate Authors:

    St Louis - San Francisco Railway Company

    3253 East Trafficway
    Springfield, MO  United States  65802
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: St Louis - San Francisco Railway Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM