Accession Number:

ADA101757

Title:

Rail Outloading Capability Study, Defense General Supply Center Richmond, Virginia,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AGENCY NEWPORT NEWS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

In December 1976, the Defense General Supply Center DGSC, Richmond, Virginia, requested that MTMC conduct a rail facilities analysis. The principal objective of the study was to determine the ability of the rail facilities to transship supplies during a contingency situation. In June 1977, the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency MTMCTEA, Newport News, Virginia, conducted an onsite survey of rail trackage and warehouses. The major findings of the survey and the ensuing analyses were that most of the track presently used was in fair to good condition and that the rail receiving capability during a contingency was severely limited due to lack of contingency plans. The center occupies a tract of 660 acres, 8 miles south of Richmond and 14 miles north of Petersburg on US Highways 1 and 301. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad serves the center, with a main line on the western border and a branch line on the eastern border. Twenty-seven warehouses occupy more than 5 million gross square feet of covered storage space and are served by 26 miles of railroad track. In 1976, the center shipped 91,349 tons of supplies and received 100,809 tons. Correspondingly, a monthly average of 615 trucks and 110 railcars were received while 785 trucks and 27 railcars were used to ship supplies. Trucking is presently the predominant mode of distribution at the center, with 63,721 tons per year received and 81,335 tons per year shipped, while rail receives 37,088 tons per year and ships 10,014 tons per year. This study will consider only rail facilities. author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE