Accession Number:

ADA101763

Title:

Rail and Motor Outloading Capability Study, Fort Pickett, Virginia,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AGENCY NEWPORT NEWS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

An onsite rail and motor outloading study of Fort Pickett, Virginia, was conducted by the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency, Newport News, Virginia, during the period 2 through 6 April 1979. The principal objective of the study was to determine the capability of the Fort Pickett rail system to support the deployment of units mobilized there. Another objective was to identify any physical improvement, as well as any suitable commercial rail facilities within a 25-mile radius, that would significantly increase the current capability. At the present time the rail outloading capability for mobilization of Fort Pickett is limited by the lack of outloading plans and 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 191 railcars daily mobilize per 24-hour day. This study considers options that could produce 50, 91, 95 nonroadable, 151, or 191 railcars per 24-hour period, but recommends the one with the 191 yield. At this rate, the units could be outloaded in approximately 3 days. author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE