MISSOURI PACIFIC'S COMPUTERIZED FREIGHT CAR SCHEDULING SYSTEM. STATE OF THE ART SURVEY: A COOPERATIVE EFFORT OF PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT

The report describes the essential features of the service reliability and equipment utilization programs used by six major railroads. The survey was conducted for the development and demonstration of a computerized car scheduling system. The most important insights gained from the survey are: the railroad has made considerable progress in the development and use of service reliability and equipment utilization programs; the need for a computerized car scheduling system is widely recognized but its capabilities are not well understood, the principal factors that now exist and unless countered will retard the implementation of car scheduling on other roads are the provincialism of the railroads, the skepticism regarding practicality and the value of car scheduling, the variations of the capabilities of the prerequisite computer support systems, the lack of data standardization and data exchange; and an industry action program supported by FRA and specifically addressed to the problems of transferability is needed before car scheduling will be rapidly accepted by other railroads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

    Missouri Pacific Building, 210 North 13th Street
    St Louis, MO  USA  63103

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shamberger, R C
    • Sines, G S
    • DINGLE, A D
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-76-5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-65139
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM