TRANSPORTATION BY RAILCARS: A STUDY OF OPTIONS

PDF

Authors
  1. Provencher, M.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Operational Research (Joint and Land)
Abstract
Currently the Canadian Forces (CF) use railcars from railway companies to transport materiel over long distances. In the last couple of years the availability of railcars has been lacking. During the recent Manitoba floods in the spring of 1997, some vehicles had to be driven to their destination. This paper presents a study of the CF past usage of railcars and an analysis of different cost options. It shows that the CF should be guaranteed a minimum of 48 (60 foot long) railcars in order to be able to respond to 60% of the demand.
Keywords
Availability of railcars;Lease versus buy;Railcar
Report Number
ORD-DOR(J&L)-RN-9804 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Mar 1998
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
98-00904
CANDIS No
507673
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: