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Publication numberWO2006099387 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2006/009062
Publication date4 Dec 2008
Filing date14 Mar 2006
Priority date14 Mar 2005
Also published asCA2599780A1, CN101535942A, EP1861302A2, EP1861302A4, US7813846, US20070005200, WO2006099387A2
Publication numberPCT/2006/9062, PCT/US/2006/009062, PCT/US/2006/09062, PCT/US/6/009062, PCT/US/6/09062, PCT/US2006/009062, PCT/US2006/09062, PCT/US2006009062, PCT/US200609062, PCT/US6/009062, PCT/US6/09062, PCT/US6009062, PCT/US609062, WO 2006/099387 A3, WO 2006099387 A3, WO 2006099387A3, WO-A3-2006099387, WO2006/099387A3, WO2006099387 A3, WO2006099387A3
InventorsSrinivas Bollapragada, Prescott H Logan, Joanne Margaret Maceo, Mitchell Scott Wills
ApplicantSrinivas Bollapragada, Gen Electric, Prescott H Logan, Joanne Margaret Maceo, Mitchell Scott Wills
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
A system and method for railyard planning
WO 2006099387 A3
Abstract
A system and method for generating a computer-aided rail yard plan for the movement of plural railcars through a rail yard, the rail yard having tracks that are used as receiving tracks, classification tracks and departure tracks and the plural railcars arriving on inbound trains and departing on outbound trains, the plural railcars required to undergo a sequence of tasks to move through the rail yard, the yard plan providing (a) a schedule for receiving trains, (b) a schedule for inspecting cars on receiving tracks, (c) a schedule for humping cars from receiving tracks into classification tracks, (d) a schedule for pulling trains onto departure tracks, (e) a schedule for testing trains, and (f) a schedule for departing trains.
Patent Citations
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Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1 *See also references of EP1861302A2
Classifications
International ClassificationG06Q10/00, G06Q50/00, B61L3/00, B61B1/00, G06F17/00, G06F7/00, B61K1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG06Q50/30, G06Q10/06, B61L27/0011, B61L17/00
European ClassificationG06Q10/06, G06Q50/30, B61L27/00B, B61L17/00
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