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Yard Automation System For Canadian National Railways

Posted on April 30, 2009

GE Transportation has delivered and equipped six LOCOTROLÒ remote control locomotive (RCL) systems for Canadian National Railways (CN). LOCOTROL RCL enables improved efficiency of yard operations while providing an increased level of operator control. The system can decrease yard movements and improve interchange management for increased network velocity.

“We are excited to be able to serve CN with a device that will immediately increase system automation,” said David McKay, North American Business Leader, GE Transportation Global Signaling. “We look forward to providing this service to rail yards and grain elevator operations around the country.”

With an installed base of more than 300 systems on 7 railroads in North America and Europe, the GE Transportation Global Signaling LOCOTROL RCL system is a derivative of two field proven products: the LOCOTROL Distributed Power System currently used on more than 10,500 road locomotives at railroads around the world, and the LOCOTROL Tower Control System used in Canada and Australia. This approach provides an economical, reliable, and low risk solution to meet all the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration’s Advisory 2001-1 Guidelines for Remote Control Locomotives (RCL).

From its sophisticated two-way radio network to field-proven precision speed control, LOCOTROL RCL is designed to be the easiest to use, yet most capable system available for remote control locomotives.

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