A new approach to train-dynamics simulators has been developed by the Freight Master Company. Unlike units that are mock-ups of a locomotive cab similar to aircraft simulators, the new system uses a mini-computer and cathode ray tube to generate real-life conditions. The system might be further developed to be placed in a locomotive cab to aid the engineer in running his train more effectively. The Train Dynamics Analyzer, as it is called, uses a track profile and train consist data stored on magnetic tape. A locomotive control stand gives throttle action, braking, etc.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00095232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM