From Engine to Caboose, What's in the train?
Dennis Plunkett email (remove spam text)
At 18:03 12/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Anne Ogborn wrote:
>> >I thought rail cars had bar codes painted on the sides these days, along
>> >with track-side monitoring units that would report to some-one who in turn
>> >could notify the engineer on the train??
>> There are track side units that look for dragging equipment and hot
>> They don't ID the car (they just say how many axles back in the train it
>> Cars once had colored stripes called "ACI labels" , but the system was
>> reliable and was discontinued - basicly a case of being ahead of the curve.
>> Recently a similar system's been reintroduced, with a transponder
You have never worked on rail have you <G> How long before the solar cell
and the battery is knocked off? How long before it is broken
Both around 3 days!
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