So far Automatic Car Identification has involved the expense of labeling cars. Some railroads have installed ACI scanners. The economic justification for ACI lies in three basic areas: direct labor savings, indirect labor savings as a result of eliminating open car records, and complete, timely, accurate data collection. Direct labor savings from ACI will be in five major areas; at yard entrances and exits to verify the cars and their position in the train, as a replacement for wayside TV verification systems, as a means of recording cars and locomotives operating over joint track, as a source of interchange information, and for billing at high volume billing locations. One railroad believes ACI will primarily be a supplement to their current data capturing system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00041090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Signaling and Communications
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM