TOPS from cold war to coal trains

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Technical lecture
07 February 2022 17:00 - 19:00
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Description

Dr Jonathan Aylen, immediate past-president of the Newcomen Society, talks about the origins of the TOPS traffic management system implemented by British Railways from 1973 to control freight traffic. The software had its origins in the US Strategic Air Command's SAGE system which gave early warning of bomber attacks on the US

This is  joint event with IET. 

It is anticipated this event will be held at the Steam Museum, Swindon, but for the latest information please register for the event and you will be advised by email.

Address

STEAM Museum - Swindon
Kemble Drive,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN2 2TA
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Mick James
United Kingdom
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