INFORMATION PROCESSING--DATA PROCESSING: A BIGGER LOAD FOR RAIL COMPUTERS

Railroads rely increasingly on information processing technology to increase their productivity and competitiveness. The AAR is planning to expand its nationwide computer bank and individual railroads are increasing the sophistication with which their own data processing capabilities are applied. With deregulation the need to determine costs rapidly will become more important. Equipment utilization, car location and car movement scheduling are now being performed by computer. Some experiences of railroads such as Santa Fe, Missouri Pacific and Southern are discussed.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 89-90
  • Serial:
    • Business Week
    • Issue Number: 2622
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0007-7135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM