TRAIN II, the evolutionary development of AAR's computerized car control system, gives the car service Division instant information on cars throughout their empty to load to empty cycles. The Division charts origins and destinations for car types and commodities for individual railroads and regionally. Loading trends can be combined with commodity classification inputs and the status of loads and empties on line and coming to a railroad to produce the true useability of that road's car inventory. The ability to identify regional concentrations of cars will make possible more precise car use directives. Forecasts of loadings, unloadings, inventories, net available cars by type and other data will be available to AAR and individual railroads. Even now new refinements are under study.

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    Traffic Service Corporation

    Washington Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Van Slyke, W H
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-23

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  • Accession Number: 00098051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM