The 20,000-km Missouri Pacific Railroad has a Transportation Control System (TCS) based on a pair of IBM 370 computers, an extensive telecommunications system and dispersed peripheral equipment used to control individual car movements, provide switching instructions, accept orders from shippers for cars to load and assure they are filled, generate waybills and bills of lading, computer freight bills, and produce current status reports for trains as well as cars. About 200,000 such transactions are handled daily. Car scheduling, the latest phase of TCS, has been installed initially on the 879-km heavy-traffic segment of the system between Memphis, TN, and Fort Worth, TX. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00193722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM