A COMPUTER FOR YOUR OLD HUMP YARD?
In 1977 Southern Railway decided to replace an old and hard-to-maintain hump control computer with a new control computer system. The new system was developed entirely by Southern Railway employees. Functions of the new system exceeded those of the old, allowing Southern to eliminate two 24-hr positions. System installation was done in phases at Brosnan Yard, Macon, Georgia; the final phase was completed in September 1980.
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- Rice, Joseph A
- Publication Date: 1983
- Media Type: Print
- Pagination: pp 27-29
- Monograph Title: Innovation in classification yard technology: proceedings of the third railroad classification yard workshop
- Transportation Research Record
- Issue Number: 927
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- ISSN: 0361-1981
- TRT Terms: Human factors; Hump yards; Information processing; Layout; Railroad yards; Retarders (Concrete); Retrofitting; Speed control; Yard operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Retarders; Yard control; Yard layout; Yard throughput
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00391584
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0309036178
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM