Railroads have failed to meet the fifth deadline for equipping all cars used in interchange with Automatic Car Identification labels. Some railroads are reluctant to spend money to label cars when the railroad has no ACI scanners. Other railroads are reluctant to spend money for scanners when the cars are not all labeled. GTE Information Systems has made economic and operational analyses of ACI in these areas: terminal analysis procedure, ACI checking of pullout in a hump yard, ACI checking of inbound and outbound consists, ACI site survey worksheet, communications criteria for ACI. The ACI checking of pullout in a hump yard indicates a return of from 48 to 145 percent. Checking the inbound and outbound consists indicates a return of 29 percent. Copies of the reports are available to railroads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15-16
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM