The aim of railway traffic control is safety of operation coupled with maximum traffic density. The use of track circuits, automatic train control, centralized train control and the mechanised hump yard for marshalling trains is described. This control in addition to enhancing the safety of operation, produces considerable economics and large increases in revenue but its wholesale application is restricted by the lack of trained technicians. The author concludes that this deficiency requires a vast investment in staff training.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Certificated Mech and Elec Engrs

    P.O. Box 3361
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Husemeyer, N S
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 302-307
  • Serial:
    • Certificated Engineer
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institution of Certificated Mech and Elec Engrs

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1976 12:00AM