WORKLOAD INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR PLANNING (WISP)
The computer program creates small individual user-oriented information files which can be used for such purposes as planning the make-up and frequency of trains, determining the amount of capacity expansion required at overcrowded yards, deciding what traffic could be eliminated from congested line segments and determing the effect heavier cars are having on the life of bridges and rail. The main operations of WISP are the merging of data for each move from one past year and two forecast years into one large file, the addition of the train type and standard route to the description of each move and the grouping of commodity types, car types and station numbers to the level of detail required by the user.
- Direct requests to Manager, Operational Research Branch, Canadian National.
Canadian National Railways935 la Gauchetiere Street, West
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3N4, Canada
- Publication Date: 0
- TRT Terms: Axle loads; Bridges; Commodities; Computer programs; Forecasting; High capacity cars; Origin and destination; Rail (Railroads); Railroad facility operations; Routing; Scheduling; Statistics; Stresses; Train makeup; Wear; Yard operations
- Identifier Terms: COBOL (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Line capacity
- Old TRIS Terms: Axle loadings; Bridge stresses; Commodity statistics; Yard capacity
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00131925
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian National Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM