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Managing Railroad Transportation
by Thomas White

Managing Railroad Transportation Our Price: $39.95

Publication Info: 255 pages (2006)
VTD Rail Publishing; ISBN: 9780971991538; Dimensions (in inches): 6 x 9

Description: Managing Railroad Transportation is the third volume in the series on railroad operation. The two volumes of Elements of Train Dispatching discuss railroad operation and transportation management from the point of view of the train dispatcher. Managing Railroad Transportation goes on to the next level, discussing control center management functions, once the domain of the chief dispatcher.

Additional Information: Topics include:
- Introduction
- Organization
- Traffic
- Schedules
- Communication
- Crews
- Equipment
- The Road
- Terminals
- Maintenance of Way
- Detours
- Passenger Trains
- Weather
- Emergencies
- Service Interruption

An understanding of train dynamics fundamentals (the interaction among grades, curves, tonnage, tractive effort, and horsepower) is essential to railroad transportation management. The authors have more than 56 years of railroading experience between them. Illustrations include diagrams and tables illustrating the concepts of traffic, crew, and equipment management..


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