FREIGHT CAR FORECASTING MODEL (FCFM)

This computer program is used for fleet planning. It will handle up to 29 commodities and 39 car types. With a given fleet capacity, it can determine the tons or carloads which can be handled. With a given traffic forecast, it can determine the required car fleet. It can determine sensitivity to a car utilization forecast and to the usage of foreign cars. With given priorities and total capacity, car repair programs can be established. A simple algorithm handles car redistribution when car shortages occur.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to Director, Planning Support Group, Consolidated Rail Corporation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Consolidated Rail Corporation

    1434 Six Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
  • Publication Date: 1978-4-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Consolidated Rail Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM