APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTERIZED TRACK CHARACTERISTICS DATA BASES TO COST ANALYSIS AND MAINTENANCE PLANNING

Southern Pacific has developed a cost system and data base from which can be predicted the costs of renewing or replacing the railroad track structure. Engineering production functions describing the physical behavior of various elements of the structure as determined by volume and type of traffic are used to define the portion of the track structure consumed in rendering each incremental unit of service. The system is used for track maintenance planning and for long-term replacement of jointed track with welded rail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings, 76th AREA Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 29-31, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Lathrop, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 531-555
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 78
    • Issue Number: 663
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM