Given a forecast of loaded car movements for some future year, this computer program predicts the induced empty car traffic for the many origin/destination pairs of the CN network. In this gravity model, the number of empty trips between an origin and a destination is assumed to be proportional to the cost on arcs, the production at origins, and the attraction at destinations. The Furness procedure is used as a basic tool for the calibration and the prediction phases.

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    Canadian National Railways

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  • Publication Date: 1978-3-17

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  • Accession Number: 00174214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM