ELECTRIFIED RAILWAY OPERATES UNIT-COAL TRAINS AUTOMATICALLY

The Muskingum Electric Railroad, near Zanesville, Ohio, hauls a weekly minimum of 90,000 tons of coal 15 mi from Central Ohio Coal Co. tipple to the Muskingum river power plant stockpile. The General Electric automation system controls all train movements between the terminals of railroad, as well as the loading and unloading operations. The system consists of wayside sequence and interlocking controls at the terminals; on-board sensing, regulating, and safety control; and communications and supervisory control. The continuous communication is provided by type 52 tone modulated carrier current equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, W B
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-3, 26
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1973 12:00AM