Re: Is ATC Same as PTC?
Author: Jack's Son
Date: 09-09-2019 - 16:43

Helpful post at another site on this issue is elucidating. The meaty part of the post reveals that SMART does not use the GPS-based PTC system but a circuit based(rails) ATC system called E-ATC. The E means enhanced. ATC means Automatic Train Control, Berg.

So it is actually a form of the ATC that Hotwater described above. But it also meets PTC requirements.

So this could be an example of ATC and PTC getting a little overlap and sharing a label, because SMART refers to their own system as PTC in their materials. Not the technical materials but like newspaper articles and stuff.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 10:47
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Hot Water 09-09-2019 - 10:54
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 10:58
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Berg 09-09-2019 - 11:17
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 11:23
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Hot Water 09-09-2019 - 11:35
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 13:53
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Hot Water 09-09-2019 - 11:31
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 14:41
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 14:57
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? FUD 09-09-2019 - 16:14
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? OPRRMS 09-09-2019 - 16:17
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 16:46
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? OPRRMS 09-09-2019 - 17:02
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 18:24
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? OPRRMS 09-09-2019 - 19:43
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Dr Zarkoff 09-09-2019 - 20:00
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 20:55
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? OPRRMS 09-09-2019 - 22:02
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 22:36
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? OPRRMS 09-09-2019 - 22:44
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Dr Zarkoff 09-09-2019 - 23:03
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Erik H. 09-09-2019 - 11:27
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? tundraboomer 09-09-2019 - 12:01
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Berg 09-09-2019 - 16:00
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jargoneer 09-09-2019 - 23:12
  Re: Is ATC Same as PTC? Jack's Son 09-09-2019 - 16:43


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