Computer program, a successor of the SIMNET-1 and SIMNET-II Network Models, has major emphasis placed on customer service reliability. Major input data files (train service, blocking policies, terminal and track descriptions, traffic parameters) are automatically maintained by project identification. Output reports are produced on an exception basis, as requested. Satellite jobs automatically create traffic and train service data for the "standard" Southern Network from existing computer files. Logic of the main simulation module has been expanded to include locomotive distribution as an integral part of the simulation. The system is designed to accommodate up to 125 terminals (nodes) and up to sixteen traffic destinations at a terminal. Disc is used to keep track of individual car records.
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Southern Railway System99 Spring Street, SW
Atlanta, GA United States 30303
- Publication Date: 0
- TRT Terms: Car utilization (Railroads); Computer programs; Data collection; Locomotive utilization; Network analysis (Planning); Quality of service; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Scheduling; Simulation; Travel patterns
- Identifier Terms: COBOL (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Network flows; Traffic patterns
- Old TRIS Terms: Ibm 360; Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00131882
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Southern Railway System
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM