Re: Is ATC Same as PTC?
Author: OPRRMS
Date: 09-09-2019 - 22:02

Jack's Son Wrote:
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> OPRRMS curiosity really I guess. Been reading a
> bit more it seems like PTC is a type of train
> control, a broad class with some characteristics
> like allotting speeds to a train, and E-ATC is the
> method/infrastructure/software etc. for achieving
> a PTC system. Different things. If this is
> correct, you don't equip a locomotive with PTC,
> you equip it with the E-ATC consoles and controls
> or whatever. Do I have this right?

PTC is a defensive mechanism that will take action to slow or stop a movement when it detects inaction, or improper action, to certain situations by the operator. It's well described in the link to the FRA overview you previously posted.

As to why SMART is using E-ATC, I have no idea. Quite honestly, it's way outside my area of interest. If I were to guess, I would think it might be more cost effective for SMART's limited operations. The reason may have been stated in one of the previous threads, but again, I really don't know. You might want to contact SMART and ask them.



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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