Total Operations Processing System, or TOPS, is a computer system for managing the locomotives and rolling stock (railroad cars) owned by a rail system. It was originally developed by the American Southern Pacific Railroad and was widely sold; it is best known in Britain for its use by British Rail and its successors.

Read more about TOPS:  Early Development, Adoption By British Railways, Recent History, Sample Output

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Famous quotes containing the word tops:

    One of the few moments of happiness a man knows in Australia is that moment of meeting the eyes of another man over the tops of two beer glasses.
    —Anonymous. Quoted by Bruce Chatwin in “From the Notebooks,” ch. 30, The Songlines (1987)

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    Did Johnny look flashy?
    Yes, his white-on-white shirt and tie were luminous.
    His trousers were creased like knives to the tops of his shoes
    And his yellow straw hat came down to his dark glasses.
    David Wagoner (b. 1926)