A MULTIPURPOSE TRAIN PERFORMANCE CALCULATOR: VOLUME II PROGRAMMERS' REFERENCE MANUAL

This manual documents a train performance calculator (TPC) program which simulates the operation of a passenger train over a rail route. The input for the program is the track data for the route, the characteristics of the locomotive, the type and number of cars, and the number of passengers. The output from the TPC is in the form of tables showing speed, time, and fuel used: and in the form of graphs showing speed, time and fuel used versus distance traveled. The TPC has been in use for two years to study the energy intensity of Amtrak trains in the New York to Buffalo Corridor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Union College

    EE/CS Department
    Schenectady, NY  United States  12308

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heilman, H
    • Kahrs, C
    • WILLIAMS, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-79/17.II Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-8027
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM