In general railroads, and also transit authorities, will be refining computer programs and general fine-tuning of systems analyses to make data processing more efficient. Other trends shaping up in '73 include: 1) Reducing the number of reports required by operating personnel. Also, a general reduction in the number of computer-produced paper reports. 2) More computer-produced microfilm reports, and general increase in use of microfilm in the areas of tariff printing and usage. Microfilm will find increased use as a storage medium for waybills and other pertinent records. 3) Increased use of intelligent, remote terminals especially in yard offices to provide edited material for input to a central computer. 4) Increased use of time-sharing for in-house work by various departments of railroads. Also, expansion of time-sharing using computers outside the railroad. 5) Increased use of optical character recognition devices to provide automatic input to computers of data from accounting recores, waybills, payroll documents, etc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM