RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY: THE STATE OF THE ART--AND BEYOND: THE COMPUTER APPROACH TO HANDLING MORE TRAINS

Increasing line capacity through advanced signal and communication technology is coming in for more attention as North American rail traffic grows. Advanced concepts such as minicomputer, microprocessors and computerized simulation offer possible solutions but must be weighed in the light of the fail-safe principle and positive manual control in emergency situations. Computer-aided dispatching proves for various levels of automation and future systems will include locomotive scheduling and crew reporting. European technology is winning some acceptance. A separate article describes the application of microwave with centralized traffic control and computerized locomotive management by Burlington Northern.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-18
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  • Accession Number: 00310839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM