What do we know about good railroading? We know it's basically simple math. If it were very complicated, I wouldn't be any good at it. And I am very, very good at it.
We know that if you make the yards run right, the mainline will run itself [as those of us who were once train dispatchers and then became terminal officers on the way to becoming general officers, like to tell those who work in the very posh control centers].
We know the five "Ps" [six, actually if you learned them the way I did]; and we know the greatest plan in the world doesn't mean too much if it can't be executed. Hence, my take on the five "Ps" [six, actually]-- "Better Railroading = Ten percent planning + Ninety percent execution." Like I said, simple math.
We also know, or should know, that techology is no substitute for supervision, and supervision that doesn't utilize technology isn't going to do the job. That's not so simple.
Ten90 Solutions LLC. Better Railroading.
How well do your line officers grasp the importance of the operating rules, of each of them, him or her, personifying the authority for safe train movement at the core of those rules?
How well do your line officers understand the principles of safe train separation?
How well do your line officers understand the importance of scheduling to every facet of your operation, from terminal dwell time of cars to on-time passenger train performance?
they, and you, understand all those things very well.
Maybe they can utilize all those tools to plan, make the plan executable, and even execute the plan.
Maybe we can improve that process. That's called better railroading.
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