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Release Date: December 2018
ENHANCED! Updated rail network. The following enhancements were made to PC*MILER|Rail's industry-standard rail network database since Version 24.0:
- Added 10 new railroads, 202 new stations and 39 new junction interchanges.
- Removed 12 railroads, 142 stations and 22 junctions.
- Other corrections based on feedback from railroads.
|New Railroads Added Since Version 24.0:|
|BAWT||BAYWAY TERMINAL SWITCHING COMPANY, LLC|
|CJR||CHICAGO JUNCTION RAILWAY COMPANY, LLC|
|CPRL||CHICAGO RAIL & PORT, LLC|
|CVLY||CLACKAMAS VALLEY RAILWAY, LLC|
|DREI||DECATUR & EASTERN ILLINOIS RAILROAD, LLC|
|OBRY||GIO RAILWAYS CORPORATION DBA ORANGEVILLE BRAMPTON RAILWAY|
|SD||SAVAGE DAVENPORT RAILROAD COMPANY|
|SGR||SOUTHWEST GULF RAILROAD COMPANY|
|SPP||ST. PAUL & PACIFIC RAILROAD, LLC|
|FN||THE FOXVILLE & NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY, LLC|
|Railroads Removed Since Version 24.0:|
|ARE||A & R LINE INC|
|ASR||ALLEGHENY SOUTHERN RAILROAD, INC.|
|CI||CAMBRIA AND INDIANA RAILROAD COMPANY|
|CHRR||CHESAPEAKE RAILROAD COMPANY|
|CMRR||COMSTOCK MOUNTAIN LION RAILROAD, INC.|
|FWRY||FILLMORE WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY|
|GLSR||GLOSTER SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY|
|GCSR||GULF COLORADO & SAN SABA RAILWAY|
|HCRR||HONEY CREEK RAILROAD, INC.|
|IRRS||INTERNATIONAL RAIL ROAD SYSTEMS, INC.|
|MSWY||MINNESOTA SOUTHERN RAILWAY, INC.|
|SMNR||SOUTHERN MANITOBA RAILWAY, INC.|
NEW! View track ownership and track rights on the map. The Railroad Display Control has new buttons that allow you to display Track Ownership and Track Rights on the map for any railroad in the PC*MILER database. Go to the Map tab > Map Railroads, select the railroad(s) you want view and click Track Ownership or Track Rights.
NEW! Save reports immediately after viewing them. A new Save button in the Reports pane allows you to quickly save a report after viewing it. It also allows you to save multiple reports—for example, Detailed, Key Station, Detailed Geocode, etc. —for the same route.
NEW! Updated Help ribbon with new features. The Help ribbon has been enhanced with new features including a button to access the License Tool as well as buttons to open online features including ALK Technologies News and Alerts, and the ALK Support Center, which includes a searchable user guide for PC*MILER Rail.
NEW! Keyboard shortcut to open the Junction Helper. A new keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + F6) opens the Junction Helper when you’re creating a single rail route and need to specify each location where a change of railroads occurs.
ENHANCED! Detailed Geocode Report includes the FSAC for each station. The Freight Station Accounting Code (FSAC) is now included for each station in a Detailed Geocode Report.
ENHANCED! .NET Framework Upgrade from Version 4.6 to 4.7.1. The installation will now automatically install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 if it is not already installed. This upgrade resolves some feature display issues in the user interface for users of Windows 8.1, 10 and Server 2012 operating systems.
NOTE: .NET Framework 4.7.1 is not supported on Windows Server 2008, and Rail 25 cannot be installed on those machines.
Release Date: December 2017
NEW! Command line application added for PC*MILER|Rail-Batchpro. A new application, batchrailcmd.exe, streamlines the process of running BatchPro from your PC’s command line—without the overhead of a user interface. This feature is useful for scheduled runs, running a sequence of batch files, or for running BatchPro from another application—for example, executing an overnight batch run from your scheduler. (PC*MILER|Rail-BatchPro add-on license required.)
NEW! PC*MILER|Rail now runs on Windows Server 2016. Installation on Windows Server 2016 is supported with this release.
NEW! Window desktop shortcut to the Rail License Tool. A new desktop shortcut allows you to quickly view your license status in case you need to update it or deactivate it so you can move your PC*MILER|Rail installation to a new computer.
ENHANCED! Simplified layout of the settings in the Map Features dialog. To provide a better user experience, the Map Features settings have been optimized so they are grouped by functional categories. (NOTE: Some features may require additional licenses.)
ENHANCED! Remote Support Tool is available through the help ribbon. ALK’s Remote Support Tool can now be opened directly from the Help ribbon at the top of your PC*MILER|Rail window. With your permission, the Remote Support Tool (also called TeamViewer) gives our technical support agents access your computer desktop to solve problems. (Note: You must first contact technical support. An agent will guide you through using this tool. An Internet connection is required.)
ENHANCED! Up-to-Date Rail Network Data Reflects the Latest Changes in the Industry. The PC*MILER|Rail industry-standard rail network database is updated annually to include the most current data available. Throughout the year, ALK Technologies’ team of Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists gathers new data and incorporates customer feedback.
Version 24 data updates include the following:
- Nearly 200,000 total miles of rail line
- Over 49,000 active freight stations
- Over 4,000 unique junction interchanges
- Over 800 active rail carriers, including 10 new carriers and the removal of 3 carriers
New Railroads Added Since Version 23.0:
DELMARVA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY
R BULT RAIL LINES CORP
TRADEPOINT RAIL LLC
TEXAS & EASTERN RAILROAD LLC
DOVER & ROCKAWAY RIVER RAILROAD
JACKSONVILLE PORT TERMINAL RAILROAD LLC
GOOSE LAKE RAILWAY LLC
INDIANA BUSINESS RAILROAD D/B/A UNION CITY TERMINAL RAILROAD
ITAWAMBA MISSISSIPPIAN RAILROAD LLC
DECATUR CENTRAL RAILROAD INC
Railroads Expired Since Version 23.0:
|BDR||SPARROWS POINT RAIL, LLC D/B/A BALTIMORE INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD|
|LVRC||LAMOILLE VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY|
|NCA||NORTH CAROLINA & ATLANTIC RAILROAD|