This computerized model is 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 travelled. The TPC has been in use for two years to study the energy intensity of AMTRAK trains in the New York to Buffalo corridor...Software Description: The program is written in the BCL programming language for implementation on a Burroughs B5700 computer using the MCP MARK XVI.0.178 operating system. 96K bytes of core storage are required to operate the model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Source tape is in BCL character set. Character set restricts preparation to 7 track, one-half inch tape only. Identify recording mode by specifying density and parity only. Call NTIS Computer Products if you have questions. Price includes documentation, PB-296 392, and PB-296 393.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, G H
    • Gladstein, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/DF-791001
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM