29.7.15

A LONG WAY FROM 19 EAST COPY THREE.

It's now possible to keep track of trains by remote control and send the track warrants directly to the engineer and conductor.
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH), which owns eight railroads across the U.S. and the U.K., has selected RailComm’s computer-aided dispatch system to operate its six railroads located in U.S. territory that run under the GCOR and NORAC rule sets, RailComm announced July 28, 2015.
The system is being deployed to control unsignalled main line trackage.  For years, there have been dispatcher simulations available to hobbyists to control virtual trains on a computer.  The generalization to real railroads seems straightforward.  Note, though, the computer-aided dispatch still requires the train crews to read and understand the warrants and control the speed of the train.

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