Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads

  • Bruce W.¬†Patty

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Carl Van Dyke, Marc Meketon, Problem Solving Competition Committee
    Pages 1-42
  3. Balachandran Vaidyanathan, Ravindra K. Ahuja
    Pages 43-56
  4. Roger W. Baugher
    Pages 57-78
  5. Carl Van Dyke, Marc Meketon
    Pages 79-118
  6. Carl Van Dyke, Marc Meketon
    Pages 119-162
  7. Balachandran Vaidyanathan, Ravindra K. Ahuja
    Pages 163-175
  8. Michael F. Gorman
    Pages 177-189
  9. Carl Van Dyke, Marc Meketon, Bruce W. Patty
    Pages 191-217
  10. Roger W. Baugher
    Pages 219-242
  11. Bruce W. Patty
    Pages 255-274
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This is the first book to offer a complete spectrum of the role that operations research has played and can play in the improvement of North American freight railroads. It explores how decisions are made at railroads, contains examples of the mathematical programming formulations to the complex problems, and provides insights into real-world applications. The handbook is divided into eleven chapters, covering topics including scheduling problems, empty railcar distribution, and intermodal rail. These topics have been specifically selected to offer a thorough examination of the application of operations research at freight railroads. The chapters are written by recognized award-winning scholars and practitioners with a deep knowledge and understanding of their specific topics. The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads is an ideal resource for academics, experienced researchers, and consultants in the field.


Network Optimization Network Simulation Operations Research Railroads Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce W.¬†Patty
    • 1
  1. 1.Veritec SolutionsMill ValleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7570-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7571-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7934
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