RAILROADS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ESTIMATION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION. VOLUME II. FREIGHT SERVICE MEASUREMENTS

Fuel consumption measurements have been carried out in cooperation with several railroads for a variety of types of revenue freight service. Intermodal operations have been emphasized, but this report also includes studies relating to branchline and general freight movements. The wide range of operating parameters examined includes train speed, weight, length, type, power-to-weight ratio, and terrain. In particular, this report describes the test conditions, operating parameters and fuel usage indices for 80 separate line-haul movements on six different railroads, covering 53,000 train miles. Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC) service predominates, but several manifest freights, two unit coal trains, and two COFC trains are included. Branchline service is also reported and analysed for six 174-mile round trips.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1 dated May 75, PB-244 150.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hopkins, J B
    • Newfell, A T
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-77-11 Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-75/74.II
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM