Autobill, a computer program, is a subsystem of Missouri Pacific's Transportation Control System designed to automate the production of waybills/freight bills. The system utilizes a cathode ray tube as an input device which allows the preparation process to be semi-conversational until the bill is completely error free. The system also capitalizes on the fact that much of the information about a shipment is repetitive each time a shipper releases a car. This repetitive information, such as the shippers name, location, commodity shipped, applicable rates, consignee, destination data is permanently maintained in a central computer data base available instantly for preparing waybills for each succeeding shipment. Once a bill has been entered it will be maintained along with all other bills entered at a station until it is complete from an operational and revenue standpoint. The actual printing of bills (from and to any point on the railroad) is accomplished on a demand basis and the type of print reflects its level of completeness. For example, a weight-and-charges-to-follow waybill will be printed if the operation (movement) data is complete, but not the revenue data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to either Warren A. Dohack, Systems Consultant, or Ronald A. Wehmeyer, Project Manager, MoPac Railroad.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

    Missouri Pacific Building, 210 North 13th Street
    St Louis, MO  United States  63103
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM