DISPATCHING BY COMPUTER: WHY? HOW MUCH? HOW SOON?
Centralization and computerization of train dispatching have reached various levels on different railroads. Minicomputers and microprocessors are adding new dimensions to dispatching. Examples of levels of sophistication on Chessie System, Louisville & Nashville, Frisco and British Columbia Railway are described, along with general observations on automation of train movements and planning.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation508 Birch Street
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Publication Date: 1979-2-12
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 20
- TRT Terms: Automation; Centralized traffic control; Dispatching; Information processing; Microprocessors; Minicomputers; Single track; Train operations
- Identifier Terms: British Columbia Railway; Chessie System; Louisville & Nashville Railroad; St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
- Old TRIS Terms: Train meets; Train movements
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00189060
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM