Santa Fe has made a full scale application of ACI with 10 KarTrak Automatic Car Identification scanners at Argentine Yard. The ACI will monitor all moves in and out of the yard, which average 6,200 cars daily and peak at about 8,000 cars daily. Each scanner is equipped with 500 label buffer, calendar clock, message generator, and the AAR communications interface for 8-level polled ASCII. Until the computer is programmed for automatic matching of wheel reports and ACI lists, the two are matched manually. Benefits of the ACI include: a more accurate list of cars in train order, elimination of car checking manpower, reduction in open car records, and a time and date for the arrival of every car.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 13
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1975 12:00AM