MANUAL OF CAR UTILIZATION PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. FREIGHT CAR UTILIZATION RESEARCH-DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

The manual presents practices and procedures currently employed by American railroads to control and improve car utilization. The manual is a product of Task 1 of the Freight Car Utilization Research and Demonstration Program. The scope of Task 1 was to identify, analyze, and document car utilization problems and the various solutions to these problems that have been undertaken. Aspects of car utilization involving management-organization and performance evaluation; car fleet control - the car fleet level, car distribution and assignment and car movement; and supporting functions - mechanical, marketing, customer practices, and data processing are presented. The manual can help reduce the development of duplicate car distribution efforts and can serve as a training aid to overt personnel on car utilization problems and techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • (PC A15/MF A01)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

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    Chicago, IL  USA  60605

    Federal Railroad Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Steele, R N
    • Kuester, F E
    • Boyd, W R
    • Cramer, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976-6-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 341 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR-R-234, FRA/OPPD-76/8
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-65146
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2003 12:00AM