IMPLICATIONS OF MODERN TRANSIT SIGNALING CONCEPTS FOR MAINLINE RAILROAD OPERATION

As automatic train protection (ATP), automatic train operation (ATO) and train-wayside communications (TWC) have been perfected for transit applications, they offer the potential for mainline railroads. While certain of the technology would need further refinement, the author feels that with proper economic impetus the concepts can be developed into practical control systems. Developments in signaling and control imply greater use of automatic control systems. While the primary imperative is safety of operation through elimination of human error, automatic equipment employing computer and system engineering techniques can ensure dependable efficient railroad operation also.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 22-26
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM