Elements of Train Dispatching - Volume I
by Thomas White
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Publication Info: 321 pages (2003)
VTD Rail Publishing; ISBN: 0971991502; Dimensions (in inches): 6x9
Description: Train dispatching is a complex, essential, and often misunderstood
part of North American railroad operation.
Fundamentally, the train dispatcher performs the functions
of scheduler, manager, and traffic controller.
Service reliability, operating efficiency, and capacity utilization
are dependent upon the skill of the train dispatcher.
Elements of Train Dispatching Volume 1 is an
introduction to train dispatching and to the fundamental
knowledge necessary to a train dispatcher. It begins with
a history of train dispatching and a detailed discussion
of the activities and responsibilities of train dispatchers.
Subsequent chapters explain the fundamentals of track, signals and traffic control,
engines and cars, and railroad operation.
Elements of Train Dispatching - Volume II
Managing Railroad Transportation
Railway Operations and Control - Fourth Edition
Railroad Operations and Railway Signaling
The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does - 5th Edition
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