Automatic Train Control in Relation to Railroad Casualties

Archive Report

Recent orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission give reason to assume that the railroads will be compelled to hasten the development and installation of systems of automatic train control. The Commission has been studying such systems for eighteen years and now believes the art to have reached such a stage that extensive installations should be made. Two major effects are expected to be felt from an accelerated development of this device, both of primary importance to the public. First, it is presumed that there will be a substantial reduction in the number of railroad casualties, and, second, an important new industry, that of the production and installation of the devices, will spring up, providing additional employment for labor and introducing new securities into the ...

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