Record format (NRZ-1)

This record format have been used in organizations that use an automatic ticket checker from early on. Record density is rough, so we can analyze the data by the naked eye.

Edmondson ticket

Edmondson ticket (NRZ-1)
Edmondson ticket (NRZ-1)

The line A is called "other line track". In the case of a ticket which can board to the station of a different railway company, other company related data is recorded into this track. The line B is called "own line track". And own line related data is recorded into this track.

(1) Direction distinction
Start bit to determine right and left of ticket (data is 11)
(2) Month
Valid month
(3) Day (tenths place)
Valid day (tenths place)
(4) Day (ones place)
Valid day (ones place)
(5) Line
Line code of boarding
(6) Station
Station code of boarding
(7) Section
Section code of being able to board (Section 1, Section 2, etc.)
(8) Connection (Other company)
(9) Type (Child)
(10) Reserved
(11) Parity (Odd number)
Odd parity
(12) Direction distinction
Stop bit to determine right and left of ticket (data is 01)
(13) Discount bit
(14) High coercivity bit
(15) Connection bit
(16) Fare revision bit

Ruler for analysis

I exhibit a ruler for analysis. When analyzing NRZ regular ticket, I use it. Please print (copy) this PDF file on an OHP sheet. And put it on a ticket which is sprinkled an iron powder (refer the following photo).

nrz.pdf (42KB)

This ruler has a quite thin line. So it recommends using a laser beam printer.

Usage
Usage

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