The above article deals with the first automatic marshalling yard brought into operation in Japan, at the North junction in Tokyo. A description is given of this yard, whose 36 departure tracks are arranged in herring-bone fashion. It is equipped with 14 pneumatic retarders and 71 weight-operated retarders, of a new design, which are controlled by a computer operating in real time. Details are shown of the system of control, measurement, and regulation, of the speed, both of cuts of wagons, and hump locomotives.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-1-17

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  • Accession Number: 00072968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM