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- DescriptionThis study investigates the contributing factors of rail congestion at Kansas City Southern Railway's (KCSR) switching yard - Kche Yard - located in Kansas City, Missouri. This thesis asserts that lack of locomotives, kwn as power, is the most significant contributor of congestion in the Kche Yard. An overview of the macroscopic causes of rail congestion and its effects on railroads and the national ecomy is provided to demonstrate the significance of this study. Additionally, Union-Pacific Railroad's chronic congestion problems associated with their 1997 merger with Southern-Pacific Railroad is summarized. Two quantitative models are used to test power's relation to congestion. Friedman's Rank Test, a nparametric statistical model, tests the significance of power against eight other factors in their relation to train delays. The second model tests the correlation between train time delays and number of 36-hour cars. This study concludes that lack of power is the most significant contributor of rail congestion in the Kche Yard based on the results of the quantitative models. The results of the first model clearly show power to be the most significant contributor of train delays. The results of the second model show a correlation, albeit weak, between delayed trains and number of 36-hour cars.
- Author(s)Robert A Gantt
- Date of Publication10/08/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight191 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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