Remote Train Operation

Enable safer and more efficient rail operations.​

For over 50 years, the industry-leading remote control and communication platform.​

Wabtec’s LOCOTROL® Distributed Power system was launched over fifty years ago and during that time has become the leading control and communication system, enabling coordinated braking and traction power distribution between lead and remote locomotives on over 21,000 locomotives in 17 countries.

Today, in addition to being the platform for next-generation distributed power, the LOCOTROL system is also the foundation for train automation, including remote control locomotive and drone control. The result? Increased hauling capacity, throughput and capacity. Improved fuel efficiency. Expanded crew productivity. Reduced manpower for switching operations. And increased system throughput.

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LOCOTROL® Distributed Power

LOCOTROL® is a proven control and communication system that enables longer and heavier trains and increases train hauling capacity

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LOCOTROL® Remote-Control Locomotive (RCL)

LOCOTROL® Remote-Control Locomotive (RCL) enables a single operator to control a train using a handheld operator control unit

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LOCOTROL® Tower Control

LOCOTROL® Tower Control enables an operator to remotely control a train during loading and unloading operations

LOCOTROL® Technologies


Next Generation Distributed Power

Activating the Future of Freight Rail Through Enhanced Communications

Learn how railroads can reduce communication losses and maximize the value of distributed power.

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