COMPUTERS--WHO NEEDS THEM?
It is hard to imagine a single phase of railroad operations that could not be improved through computerization. The number of programs that can be developed for operational use is limitless but can only be realized by the urging of curious and dedicated operating officers with a thirst for proficiency. The computer now provides the superintendent with advance consists and their car-classification information, and an instant-car-location capability. This information allows him to effectively deal with all car supplies in his division. Computer assistance in dispatching, programming for maintenance, and adjustments for malfunctions will significantly increase the effectiveness of power distribution for a superintendent. The entire concept of service is dependent on the efficient use of manpower, equipment, power and their coordination. The increased use of the computer will provide the superintendent with the necessary information to coordinate his resources to avoid costly delays to both railroads and industry.
- Proceedings of the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting, American Association of Railroad Superintendents, Chicago, Illinois, 13-15 June 1972.
American Association of Railroad Superintendents18154 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL United States 60403
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 246 p.
- TRT Terms: Car utilization (Railroads); Computer programming; Information processing; Locomotive utilization; Management; Operations; Planning; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Management planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00047826
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM