Provided is an overview of the USSR Ministry of Railway Transport (MRT) development of the Automated Railroad Transportation Control System (ASUZhT). It is stated that the aim of the creation of ASUZhT is to ensure the optimum use of the available physical plant and working resources in railroad transportation. The work is directed by the Main Department for Computer Technology of the MRT and includes three sets of tasks that are intended to improve control of the transportation process. These sets consist of (1) documents for plans and standards regulating the transportation process (the individual tasks are listed and new developments in primary data processing are discussed), (2) the operational control of the transportation process (the individual tasks are listed, and the automated information and planning systems are discussed), and (3) automated classification yard control systems (the individual tasks are listed). Note is made of the fact that the Byelorussian and October railroads are using a promising method of data collection for car loading and unloading based upon direct use of primary accounting documents--waybill duplicates and car lists. Emphasis is placed on the need for all railroads to comply with MRT directive No. 30Ts on the automation of recordkeeping of train and locomotive movements as well as car fleet allocations. Representative of the requirements of the directive are the creation of information bureaus servicing several enterprises in close proximity to the terminals (as is already done on the Byelorussian Railroad), and the use of an automated classification yard control system in data reduction and dissemination (using the experience of the Gorki Railroad). USSR railroad network automated system improvement needs are stated, as are the economic benefits from systems that are operational. The article also presents resolutions of the MRT Collegium, which has reviewed the progress in automated control systems, and areas in computer technology that shall see further development in the years 1978-1985.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract only available in English. Original documents, untranslated as of March 1981, can be seen for reference purposes. (Contact Technology Planning Officer at FRA/OR&D).
  • Corporate Authors:

    USSR Ministry of Railways

    Novoryazanskaya Ulitsa Dom 12
    Moscow 288,   USSR 
  • Authors:
    • Khandkarov, YuS
  • Publication Date: 1979-7


  • Russian

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  • Accession Number: 00331862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM