The nation's largest railroad terminal is now equipped with an automatic car identification system. Now in its initial operations, readings from 110 aci scanners are being sent into the front-end processor of the Chicago Railroad Terminal Information System, Inc. The digital data is converted into car initials and numbers. Program testing and debugging of the PDP11 24k core duplexed front-end processor is now starting. This communications computer unit will be linked with the central computer, an IBM 370/145 now on-site at CRTIS headquarters in the former CB&-Q general office building. Validated interchange reports should be available by April 1, 1974 to the 28 CRTIS member railroads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM