AUTOMATIC CAR IDENTIFICATION (ACI): THE KEY TO BETTER CAR UTILIZATION

Railroads have invested heavily in new cars, modern terminals, large computer main frames, and sophisticated materials handling equipment. But car utilization/mileage has not improved significantly. The paper looks at railroads hauling coal and how they might gear up to handle the forecasted increases in volume. The proposed ACI system integrated into a node (regional) concept of car management, is presented as the logical solution. Economic justification is also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical paper presented at meeting of Society of Manufactaring Engineers in Cleveland, Ohio, September 23-25, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    20501 Ford Road
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48128
  • Authors:
    • Collins, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS75-647 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM