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Wayne Greenland - Reservation System

Wayne Greenland speaks about the reservation system

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Length: 0:54 Min
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After that I moved into the reservation system. And a lot of people didn't realize it, but we were computerized in 19... uh... in the 1960's - mid-60's. We had the only computerized railway access in Newfoundland to mainland trains. There was no monitors or anything. Everything was done by I guess graphic pen, pencils, and with a printer and a reader. The coastal boats, the entry boats... all their reservations were handled through downstairs at our passenger sales office. They did all the reservations for Island trains plus the ferries plus the coastal boats so it was quite a busy spot.