Operations Simulation of Rocky Mount to Charlotte Rail Routeby C. Singh, Wilbur Smith Associates, Columbia, United States,
R. S. Taylor, Wilbur Smith Associates, Columbia, United States,
R. W. Grabarek, Wilbur Smith Associates, Columbia, United States,
Abstract: This paper presents the approach and findings of a study sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The study analyzed running times of a state-sponsored 403(b) passenger train under alternative operating and physical conditions. The study applied a microcomputer-based software train-performance simulator (TPS) as a tool to develop and analyze the base and alternative operating models. Simulation models were builtfrom data compiled from railroad and state sources.
Subject Headings: Computer models | Computer software | Simulation models | Model analysis | Data processing | Railroad trains | Transportation studies
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