Railway Age 1980 August 11 Railroad technology, Part VII Communications & comput
Railway Age 1980 August 11 Railroad technology, Part VII Communications & comput

Railway Age 1980 August 11 Railroad technology, Part VII Communications & comput

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Railway Age 1980 August 11 Railroad technology, Part VII Communications & comput
 
Railway Age August 11 1980 Vol 181 No 15
CONTENTS
FEATURES
16 Railroad technology, Part VII Communications and computersFrom small and simple beginnings in the 19th century, railroad communications has become an enormously complex business, and costly (about $1.4 billion a year). This article explores the state of the art in a time of furiously paced change.
26 Computerized car schedulingMissouri Pacific is finding that car scheduling can be a tool for providing a very high level of service-or, in recessionary times, a tool for providing a satisfactory level of service at a substantially lower cost.
32 Grade crossing safety: Still a long way to goCrossing fatalities have dropped dramatically in the last decade, due partly to heavy federal investment in crossing protection, but future funding is uncertain. Meantime, greater coordination among the parties involved is essential.
41 C&S/RSS Exhibit-a preview
46 Cleveland: Renovating the rail transit systemA key part of Cleveland's $270-million program involves rebuilding and reequipping the Shaker Heights trolley line. Says RTA Operations Manager Thompson Nooner: 'It's the equivalent of turning a country road into an interstate highway."
NEWS
4 Short and Significant
8 Conrail: There are no cheap answers
10 Stiffer rule for tank car safety?
12 BN: $128 million for new equipment
12 Earnings: Quarter down, but half up
59 The Railroad Market

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