The concepts on which the Advanced Train Control Systems project is founded are described. These are of two kinds; there are the technical concepts on which the systems will be based and the organizational principles that permit the North American railroad industry to initiate a quantum improvement in this specialized technology. Both are described. The Advanced Train Control Systems project is a cooperative endeavor on the part of the railroad industry to control the use of their resources in a more cost-effective manner. The substantial increases in the productivity of labor and capital to be expected from their use will include savings in fuel, maintenance of rolling stock and track, and savings from the better utilization of motive power and cars as well as from the increase in route capacity obtainable at any level of investment in track. The project constitutes a step in the direction of automation.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 43-47
  • Monograph Title: Railroad productivity
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039207
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM