Technical Reports

Railroad Classification Yard Technology-Computer System Methodology: Case Study… Potomac Yard

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; N.P Savage; M.A. Hackworth; P.L. Tuan; P.J. Wong
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81/61
SUBJECT: Freight Operations
KEYWORDS: Classifiaction yard, Computers, Design, Operations, Performance, Evaluation, Hardware, Cost
ABSTRACT: This report documents the application of the railroad classification yard computer system methodology to Potomac Yard of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad Company (RF&P). This case study entailed evaluation of the yard traffic capacity, development of computer systems requirements, analysis of alternative hardware configurations, assessment of benefits from upgrading the computer systems, and recommendations for system implementation and installation.

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