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If you have a small railroad, managing the data side of things can be overwhelming.  Short Line Data Systems has a full set of tools to help you run your railroad:

The Rail Operations and Customer Service (ROCS) Family.

What makes SDS’s ROCS family of railroad operations tools different?

          1. All are Microsoft Access™ based systems, allowing for multiple users and flexibility in using your data.

          2. All of your data remains on your computers. You don’t need to be on the web to use our systems.

          3. All of our systems are designed to be customized to how you run your railroad. Your system is your system.

          4. We are railroaders too, and we use all of our products.

The ROCS family consists of the following:

ROCS – Railroad management system. EDI, event reporting, settlement, car hire, demurrage and customer service.

ROCSMobile – Version of the base ROCS system designed for use in the field by train crews.

ROCSDispatch – Dark territory dispatch system. Versions are available for GCOR and NORAC rules.

PET ROCS – Excursion train ticketing and management system.

HOSS – Hours of Service management system.

QUEST – Operations testing and qualification record keeping system.


Click here for our brochure, in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, describing all of our products, or go to our Library to get brochures for individual products.


The best way to see the ROCS family of products is for us to demonstrate it live. Please give us a call at (973) 898-1346 to arrange a demonstration.