1 MARCH 2000
Figure 8-2. Vehicle Terminal
c. Track Length and Number of Tracks.
(1) For vehicle loading, strings of between 10 and 20 cars are most effectively handled at a time: the
lower limit of 10 to minimize switching requirements and the upper limit of 20 for efficient loading. Thus,
each loading track should have a tangent length extending from 10 to 20 car lengths from the loading
ramp, as shown in figure 8-3.
Figure 8-3. Track and Approach Road Lengths for Vehicle Loading