A user analyst guide to the Railcar Network Model is presented. This system of computer programs is a comprehensive tool for railway analysis and planning, capable of representing individual lines and yards, or of combining these to form a model of an entire railway system. The theory behind the models, and descriptions of earlier program versions, are published in The Railcar Network Models (CIGGT Report 75-11, June 1975). These programs have been updated, and new programs have been added for editing input data and for expressing results in extended railways report format. The report describes the architecture of the current version of all programs, and specifies control cards, data input requirements and format specifications under the options available. Brief descriptions of the necessary theory have been included to assist the analyst. In addition, a detailed hypothetical example demonstrates the necessary analysis and data collection required to model a railway system, together with the steps necessary to prepare and code the input data to operate this model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Canada, Railway Transportation Directorate, Surface Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • SCHWIER, C
    • Ganton, T D
    • MacDonald, J A
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 262 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT-76-3
  • Contract Numbers: 100315
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM