Thursday, April 30, 2009

GE delivers RCL systems to CN's Memphis yard

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GE Transportation announced that it has delivered and equipped six LOCOTROL® remote control locomotive systems to CN at its Johnson Yard in Memphis, Tenn. 

GE Transportation, a subsidiary of Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co., said it has now installed more than 300 systems on seven railroads in North America and Europe.


The system is a derivative of two separate products--the LOCOTROL Distributed Power System currently used in more than 10,000 locomotives around the world, and the LOCOTROL Tower Control system used in Canada and Australia.


"This approach provides an economical, reliable, low-risk solution to meet all the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's Advisory 2000-1 Guidelines for Remote Control Locomotives," said the supplier.