Advanced Train Control System

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An Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) is a system of railroad equipment designed to ensure safety by monitoring locomotive and train locations, providing analysis and reporting, and automating track warrants and similar orders.[1] ATCS specifications are published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), and are designed to document the stated requirements of railroad operational and technical professionals concerning ATCS hardware and software.[2]

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  1. ^ "Glossary: General Railway Definition and Common Railway Terms" (PDF). Lanham, Maryland: American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Association of American Railroads, Washington, DC (2005). "Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices. Section K: Railway Electronics." Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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