Positive Train Control

Positive Train Control

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Positive train control is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements to provide increased safety. The main concept in PTC is that the train receives information about its location and where it is allowed to safely travel, also known as movement authorities. Equipment on board the train then enforces this, preventing unsafe movement. PTC systems may work in either dark territory or signaled territory and may use GPS navigation to track train movements. The Federal Railroad Administration has listed among its goals, "To deploy the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System as a nationwide, uniform, and continuous positioning system, suitable for train control." Various other benefits are sometimes associated with PTC such as increased fuel efficiency or locomotive diagnostics, however these are benefits that can be achieved by having a wireless data system to transmit the information, whether it be for PTC or other applications.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Tract
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135650319
  • 9786135650310