The objective of the study was to determine the economic and technical feasibility of centralizing the railroad industry's Car Location Message (CLM) systems. It is intended to provide information from which a decision can be made on whether to develop a centralized CLM system using the Association of American Railroads computer and communication facilities. The scope of the study included accumulation of relevant information from railroads and shippers, functional description of a centralized system, economic analysis of costs and benefits to railroads and shippers of centralized CLM or only centralized file updating for CLM, and development of an implementation plan.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Washington, D.C. See also ongoing research, RRIS 17A 099401.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    Freight Car Utilization Program, 1920 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    PRC Railway Systems

    7600 Old Springhouse Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Laughlin, M O
    • Cetinich, J
    • Ronsberg, V
    • King, L
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/OPPD-77/3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-65146
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM