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Carl D. Martland papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0697

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Carl D. Martland papers contain technical reports and notes from various railroad engineering research projects from 1968 to 2006. It also includes adminstrative records of and course notes for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1968 to 2006.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2006


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This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

Biography note

Carl D. Martland was a research associate and lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from 1972-2007. He was the manager of the Association of American Railroad's affiliated research laboratory at MIT from 1983-2001.

A specialist in rail transportation, he supervised more than three dozen research projects for the Association of American railroads, individual railroads, and various government agencies and participated in studies of freight operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, China, Egypt, India, Panama, Japan, Spain and Thailand.

His research for the Boston and Maine railroad led to a service planning model used from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s. He also supervised the design, programming, and application of the Total right-of-way Analysis and Costing System (TRACS) that has been used by many railroads for maintenance planning and costing.


19.3 Cubic Feet (19 record cartons, 2 oversized notebooks, 1 - 3.5 inch discette, 46 - 5.25 disks)

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Repository Details

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