THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CLASSIFICATION YARDS
The need to "switch" or classify freight cars according to plan developed very early in railroading. The basic functions of Process Control and Management Information have not changed. What has changed over the years has been an evolutionary sophistication of methods to better meet the classification yard needs. The history of this change is described, along with a review of where we are today in Modern Automatic Classification Yards controlled by digital computers.
- A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for presentation at the 1974 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2-4, 1974.
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- DeIvernois, P
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Computers; Hump yards; Information systems; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Signaling
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054009
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM