Now fully operational, TRAIN II will keep track of about two million freight cars, helping to form a national transportation system of sixty-six diverse railroads, and provide quick reference on car inventories. The system handles 300,000 reports/day plus information on empty placements and destinations; it produces daily reports on fleet disposition: placement, loading, origin and destination, interchanges, regional boundary crossings, arrivals at destination, unloading, bad order/storage/holds, and empty car destinations. Access to the information is on a 44 Model 3270 CR7 terminal, the visual display eliminating the need for quicker reports. Security is ensured with each railroad having a unique address to access the computers. TRAIN II should help railroads to utilize their fleets more.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Accession Number: 00128837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM