Staging The Layout


The first step in stagging the layout is to unload the interchanges. To do this I take an inventory of all of the Car Cards at each interchange. The corresponding ID number is entered into the Cars Leaving Layout Table with the location of the interchange. Once this table is loaded I run the E&P Traffic Generator. This will look at all of the records in the Car Table and using random numbers and probability ranges select a set of cars to load onto the four interchanges. I will later run the Arriving Interchange Cars Report and use this to locate these cars and place them on the interchanges.