By covering all entrances-exits of its Schiller Park yard with automatic car identification, Soo Line has obtained better control of its operations. Over 800 cars are scanned daily at the north end and over 1,600 cars are scanned each day at the south end. One scanner covers the single track north of the yard, while two aci scanners cover the double- track line at the south end. Soo's central computer at Minneapolis polls the aci equipment. The aci list-reversed in car order by the computer and enhanced by matching with an advanced consist when available-is returned to the yard office usually within 15 minutes after a train passes the scanner.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A condensed version of this article appeared in Railway Age, March 26, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM