PC CAN REMOVE TRAIN STOP ON 1720.7 ROAD MILES

The Federal Railroad Administration has been permitting railroads to remove intermittent inductive automatic train stop systems (ATS) that were installed in the 1920's on order of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Recent rulings, similar to the present one covering Penn Central, have been found for Southern, Chicago and North Western and Seaboard Coast Line. Equipment can be removed from locomotives and wayside locations. Reasons supporting the removals have included that the equipment is obsolete and worn out, and that safety in ATS territory has not been greater than in non-ATS territory. Also, most carriers have made improvements in the territories in which ATS operates, such as installing centralized traffic control, replacing semaphores with colorlight or searchlight signals, hotbox detectors and often provided dispatcher-to-train radio systems. Southern Railway is cited as as example.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1974 12:00AM