CAPACITY PROBLEMS AT THE SORTING SIDINGS OF A MARSHALLING YARD

For calculation of the length of the sorting sidings in a marshalling yard, the necessary correlations are developed. Among them are the effects of stochasticity, or the mode in which cars are collected and the number of cars involved. Capacity is ultimately governed by the additional time which trains must spend in the classification tracks after the sorting is completed. Three closely associated problems are discussed: Capacity of tracks, capacity of the entire yard and determination of the times at which trains are assembled in the department yard.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is a follow up of "An analysis of the wagon collection process in a marshalling yard," RRIS 21 072957 in Bulletin 7501.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Brandalik, F
    • Kluvanek, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 264-283
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM