COMPUTERS AND WHERE THE CARS ARE

Norfolk and Western Railway's computer system is devoted primarily to the collection and distribution of real-time data for control of equipment and train operations; information is inputed daily from yards, traffic offices, car distribution offices and material management offices. Car moves are monitored daily, resulting in improved car utilization. New programs are being developed to improve service, particularly a system to provide car supply and demand information. The computer is used also for management activities. Performance is monitored and departments must prove that the expected benefits from a computer project have been realized.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 58-60
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM