Accession Number:

ADA101761

Title:

Rail and Motor Outloading Capability Study, Fort Lewis, Washington,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AGENCY NEWPORT NEWS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

An onsite rail and motor outloading study of Fort Lewis, Washington, was conducted by the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency, Newport News, Virginia, during the period 6 through 10 February 1978. The principal objective of the study was to determine the capability of the Fort Lewis rail system to support the deployment of the 9th Infantry Division and its support units. Another objective was to identify any physical improvement, as well as any suitable commercial rail facilities within the Tacoma, Washington area, that would significantly increase the current capability. The current rail outloading capability of Fort Lewis is limited by lack of outloading plans and inadequate blocking and bracing materials and handtools, as well as by inadequately trained blocking and bracing crews. The analyses in this study showed that, if these deficiencies were corrected, existing rail trackage and facilities could support an outloading rate of 291 railcars daily mobilize per 24-hour day. At this rate, the division and its support units could be outloaded in approximately 10 days. This study considers options that could produce 45, 99, 154, 194, or 291 loads per 24-hour period, but recommends the one with the 291 yield Plan 5. author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE