Railcomm assists Ohio rail yard expand its control system

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

A North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade its current yard control system to include 18 new switch locations with use of the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System. In addition, 16 derail locations are being added throughout the yard.


The switch and derails locations will use wheel counters as the train detection equipment in order to detect the presence of any rail vehicle in the vicinity of the device and to prevent the switch from being thrown beneath a vehicle. Switch position indicators will provide visual indication of the status of the switch. RailComm’s 2.4 GHz RADiANT™ spread spectrum data radios will be used at each switch and derail location.

Categories: C&S, OFF Track Maintenance