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A Process Function for Rail Linehaul Operations

A Process Function for Rail Linehaul Operations

The output of the linehaul process function is measured in ton-miles per hour. This article analyses the various factors which can affect ton-miles per hour, such as weight of train, number and weight limit of cars, horsepower, number of axles, gradient and curvature of route. The process function is then translated into a cost function.

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