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Title:
TRAIN YARD CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/021448
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system for transferring railroad cars from incoming receiving tracks to classification tracks for building outgoing trains is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of incoming receiving tracks, a plurality of outgoing classification tracks and one or more transfer tables for moving railroad cars from the incoming receiving tracks to designated outgoing classification tracks. Each transfer table has a plurality of track segments. Also disclosed is a method for transferring railroad cars from incoming receiving tracks to classification tracks for building outgoing trains is disclosed. Incoming railroad cars are received on a plurality of incoming receiving tracks. A first car is uncoupled from a following second car on each of the receiving tracks having cars. The uncoupled first car is moved from the incoming receiving track onto a corresponding track segment on the transfer table. The transfer table is moved to align a selected track segment with an appropriate classification track for the corresponding railroad car. The transfer table is moved and aligned with appropriate classification tracks until each railroad car has been transferred to the appropriate classification track. The steps are repeated until all of the cars have been classified and transferred to classification tracks or held back for later transfer.

Inventors:
CHASE THOMAS (US)
Application Number:
US2011/046931
Publication Date:
June 21, 2012
Filing Date:
August 08, 2011
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Assignee:
CHASE THOMAS (US)
International Classes:
B61B1/00; B61J1/10; B61L17/00
Foreign References:
KR200445324Y12009-07-21
JPS56117909A1981-09-16
EP0177705A21986-04-16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NEUNER, George W. et al. (P.O. Box 55874Boston, MA, US)
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