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.

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  • Pagination: p. 22-24

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Filing Info

  • 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