COMPUTER CONTROLLED DISPATCHING SYSTEMS
It has been half a century since the installation of the world's first centralized traffic control system for railroads that permitted one train dispatcher to control operations of trains in a territory, without the use of train orders or a time-table. Over the years, the system has evolved into today's computerized, color video display system whereby one dispatcher efficiently controls a section of tracks or even an entire railway. This paper traces the evolution of centralized traffic control.
- Presented at the 1978 Joint ASME/IEEE/AAR Railroad Conference, April 11-13, 1978, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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- MEANS, J B
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 22-24
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Cathode ray tubes; Centralized traffic control; Computer graphics; Control systems; Dispatchers; Dispatching; Information processing; Management information systems; Minicomputers; Operations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Interactive graphics
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic control systems; Dispatcher's tasks
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00173790
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 78CH1345-8 IA Tech Pap.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM