Monday, December 10, 2012

Alton & Southern to expand RailComm system

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Alton & Southern Railway Co., based in East St. Louis, Ill., will expand its existing RailComm Yard Control System by adding several new components to its switching yard.

Blue Flag Protection will be added in the east and west end receiving yards as well as to the perimeter tracks. Crossover switches in the west end will be controlled by new touch screen control panels. Additional power derails and switches will be controlled via RailComm's Domain Operations Control (DOC®) System.

The DOC software-based control system is an advanced command, control, communications and information (C3i) server-based platform that supports a wide variety of integrated solutions for indication, control, access and distribution of critical operational data across the corporate enterprise.

Alton & Southern is owned by Union Pacific Railroad.