Trailer Train uses a computerized system - TRIPS (for Total Resources Information and Planning System) - along with a small staff to keep tabs on a fleet of 75,000 flatcars and autoracks. Data are instantly available on the status of each repair shop showing cars en route, on hand for repair and released; interchange data on all cars enroute; shop history of all cars repaired; and most significantly, mileage data on all cars from last repair program. The latter permits forecasting of those cars which will be maintenance candidates in future.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00138319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM