POTENTIAL ECONOMIES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM IMPROVEMENTS IN RAILROAD TERMINAL OPERATIONS

The report presents the findings from four case studies to identify potential economies and improvements in performance that result from better terminal operations. Presented are methodologies employed to examine crew scheduling, car flow, hump yards, supporting activities, and costs. Specific findings on potential crew and car flow reductions from the four studies are used as a base point for estimating the national implications of implementation of short term, straight forward improvements. A brief examination of alternatives to railroad pickup and delivery is presented through these case studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20814

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hoppe, C W
    • Hart, W M
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 208 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-78/4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-75242
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM