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.

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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.

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"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.