COMMUNICATIONS--COMPUTER FOR ALL OF PENN CENTRAL

The Penn Central is converting its communications network to a system that goes well beyond anything used by a railroad. It is an essential component in Penn Central's new TABS transportation and billing system. TABS will provide a uniform, real-time system for processing transportation data and billing to customers. The new communications system also ties together in one network the many different telecommunications systems now on the Penn Central, and takes a big step toward the dual objective of enhancing or updating information as its status changes, and of eliminating repetitive inputting of the same information as cars and trains move. Finally, it can give the Penn Central's telecommunications network, both the capacity and the capability of handling the sheer volume of information flow of the railroad that embraces practically the northeast quadrant of the United States

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Accession Number: 00044007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM