A significant percentage of the costs associated with moving a car result from industrial switching and transfer activities. By using switching standards and analysis of the movements of industrial switching engines, a set of computer programs assign the share of switching costs borne by each car. A year's sample of switching movements was used to establish average switching times per car for each of approximately 200 industrial sidings. These average switching times are used by the switching cost programs to generate switching costs for specified siding-to-siding moves.

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    Canadian National Railways

    935 la Gauchetiere Street, West
    Montreal, Quebec H3C 3N4,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-17

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  • Accession Number: 00174216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM