ECONOMIC DESIGN METHODS FOR AUTOMATED MINIYARDS

@inproceedings{Melhuish1985ECONOMICDM,
  title={ECONOMIC DESIGN METHODS FOR AUTOMATED MINIYARDS},
  author={Arthur W Melhuish},
  year={1985}
}
Changing traffic patterns and operating methods will continue to reduce the number of cars to be classified in yards. This trend promotes a need for economically designed, built, and operated mini yards. Such small-scale yards can be designed in ladder track or balloon formation, both with minihumps and suitable for 1,000 to 2,000 cars per day throughput. To attain low-cost, efficient operation of these yards they will need to be automated in an economical manner with automatic route setting… CONTINUE READING

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