Through the combination of SYSTRA's expertise, our RAILSIM® software, the data we have compiled in our vast RAILSIM Rolling Stock Libraries and those Libraries' capacity for user-definition of new models, SYSTRA analysts are best prepared to analyze the performance of any rolling stock on any rail network. We can evaluate an existing fleet to determine an optimal roster of equipment assignments and/or perform comparative analyses of equipment under procurement consideration to ensure the best match with operational requirements such as schedule adherence.Representative Projects:
LIRR Rolling Stock Consulting Services - Operations/Train Performance Analysis
New York, New York
SYSTRA performed an analysis to compare the relative performance characteristics of a number of locomotive different types and the impact that each locomotive type would have on throughput capacity. The analysis included a comparison of train performance for the different locomotive types utilizing the differing tractive effort (acceleration) rates, braking rates, maximum authorized speed, train weights, and cab-signal code-rate interruptions. Gradients, curvature, civil speed restrictions, and signal system features were all considered in the analysis.
The analyses addressed the differing amounts of capacity required/used by trains propelled by each of the locomotive types that were evaluated.