P&PU HAS ACI IN TERMINAL CONTROL SYSTEM AT E. PEORIA

Peoria and Pekin Union has nine Automatic Car Identification scanners strategically located to record all inbound and outbound moves at East Peoria A and B yards. There are three scanners at the entrance to B yard (North End), three at the entrance to a A yard (South End), and three between the two yards. Three label decoder processors are used, each of which handles three scanners. Each LDP is considered to be a 1050 on the Central data system. The central computer is a Honeywell 115 with 32K memory. ACI data provides the official interchange time between the user railroads. From the ACI list of inbound trains, the central computer makes up the switch lists. By using data enhancement procedures involving advanced consists, unreadable label car data is matched with the waybill file.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22-24
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM