CLASSIFICATION YARD UPGRADED WITH NEW MASTER RETARDER

On April 8, 1970, at Boyles Yard on the Louisville & Nashville, the master retarder was replaced. Although retarder replacement is vital to keep automatic classification yards operating at peak efficiency, there is much more signal and communications maintenance work that is performed on a continuous basis without being so obvious. As railroads have learned with sophisticated computer systems, so with advanced automatic yards and communication systems utilizing solid-state electronics and computer oriented facilities, skilled maintenance personnel is necessary. Proper maintenance keeps troubleshooting to a minimum and keeps systems operating.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-15
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1975 12:00AM