Class 1 Intermodal Facility at Long Beach selects RailComm’s Automation Solution for Derail Control
15 May 15
RailComm has been selected to replace a legacy, hardwired control system with its state of the art DOC® system at a Class 1 intermodal facility in Long Beach, CA. The system will include replacing the legacy system and expanding automation to all tracks in the facility.
RailComm’s automation solution will allow the facility personnel to automatically apply and remove derails in order to provide track protection, using two DOC System workstations. Yard personnel will have the option of controlling the system using the main DOC Workstation located in the Yard Control Office, or from a remote DOC workstation being installed in a secondary location.
Control for these locations will be provided via the Domain Operations Controller (DOC) system – RailComm’s proprietary yard control application. RailComm will provide a wireless communication system throughout the yard to facilitate the replacement of the hardwired control of each derail location.
This Intermodal Facility will take advantage of the DOC System’s remote control operation for track protection to help increase their efficiency and throughput. This is especially important due to the surging rise in intermodal rail traffic.
This project adds to RailComm’s existing presence in the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.