COMPUTER METHODS IN BLOCKING AND TRAIN OPERATIONS STRATEGIES

This paper presents a set of computer-aided methods for developing blocking and train operations strategies for railroad networks. These methods are iterative processes in which complex, judgmental decisions are made by experienced railroad operators and extensive, repetitive calculations are performed by a computer. By using these methods, railroad operators can compare the consequences of various blocking and train operations strategies in terms of such measures as car switching, yard loading, blocksize, car-kilometers, ton kilometers, train-kilometers, and the like, which are calculated by the computer; operators can then develop efficient blocking and train operations strategies.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 45-52
  • Monograph Title: Rail planning
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  • Accession Number: 00184688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026857
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM