MP PLANNING OPERATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEM

Missouri Pacific is developing a computerized Transportation Control System to gather and develop information to control car movements. Installation is to be started in 1973 and completed in early 1975 for the information gathering phase. Installation of the total car movement control system is to be completed in 1977. The system will use in excess of 250 input-output locations over 12,000 miles of railroad in 13 states. The system will affect the daily movement of 400 trains, 250 switch engines, and 70,000 cars. The system will generate movement schedules for the approximately 18,000 cars per day released from industry or received in interchange. Factors considered in determining the schedule include: time car is available, the schedule of trains or engines, terminal or yard throughput times, train schedule combinations over routes, and restrictions on cars handled by certain trains. The system is designed not only to recognize and report exceptions to schedule movements, but to assist in preventing them. Responsibility for car and train movements will be vested in a Central Train Planning Bureau.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM