Monday, March 30, 2009

Alton & Southern expands RailComm DOC system

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Alton & Southern Railway Co. has expanded its existing RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System by adding 14 remotely controlled power switch machines at the Bowl and Crest sections of its yard. The 14 switches were added to the existing DOC® system and eliminated handthrow switches.

A point-to-multipoint wireless data communications network was established utilizing RailComm’s RADiANTTM Data Radio technology.

Alton & Southern, a switching operation based in East St. Louis, Ill., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific.