Accession Number:

ADA101765

Title:

Rail and Motor Outloading Capability Study. Fort Devens, Massachusetts,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AGENCY NEWPORT NEWS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

An onsite rail and motor outloading study of Fort Devens, Massachusetts was conducted by the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency, Newport News, Virginia, from 18 through 22 June 1979. The principal objective of this study was to determine the capability of Fort Devens to support the deployment of units during a contingency environment. Another objective was to identify any physical improvements, as well as any suitable commercial rail facilities near Fort Devens, that could significantly increase the current outloading capability. At present, Fort Devens rail outloading capability is limited because of the deteriorated condition of the installation trackage and the BM lead tracks that provide access to the installationss east and west sectors. The required outloading trackage is below Federal Railway Administration FRA Class 2 safety standards. Although there are adequate side-loading ramps, side docks, and storage warehousing, two additional end-loading ramps, as well as additional forklifts, will be required. In addition, the post has no outloading plans, blocking and bracing materials, bridgeplates, portable powersaws, small handtools, cable-tensioning devices, and adequately trained blocking and braclng crews. author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE