A large train yard.

iTrack intelligent yard inventory

The first ever real-time automatic railcar inventory system.

Solving an inefficient and dangerous task

Knowing the location of all railcars and locomotives is essential in any yard operation. However, car identification is a manual process requiring railroad personnel to walk around each track in the yard. It’s an inefficient and, worse still, dangerous task.

How it works

The solution integrates with the RailComm DOC system, Car Identification Portal, and RailComm’s Insight monitoring and analytics platform. This is how it works:

  • Wheel sensors at each switch turnout automatically track each railcar in the yard
  • As rail cars move throughout the yard, the system always knows their exact location
  • This information can be searched any time from anywhere via the web-based graphical interface. This dashboard includes a live video feed, system health monitoring and associated statistics
  • The system itself and all associated data reside on RailComm’s secure and reliable Cloud infrastructure
Railcomm's iTrack Intelligent Railcar Yard Inventory solution

Key features and benefits

RailComm’s iTrack™ Intelligent Railcar Yard Inventory solution is the first and only real-time fully automatic railcar inventory system that allows yard personnel to identify and follow the location of every car and locomotive entering a facility. It can:

  • detect every railcar (even cars with defective Automatic Equipment Identification AEI tags)
  • improve yard throughput by saving time identifying cars as they move throughout the yard
  • measure dwell time
  • calculate available track length in real time
  • send the most important information and metrics to your smartphone (text, email, web)

Invaluable insight in real-time

iTrack overview page lists all tracks and includes:

  • User-defined track labels
  • Car count per track
  • Calculated available track capacity per track
  • Total cars in the yard

iTrack Individual Track View page includes:

  • A detailed list of each car
  • Click through to individual car history report
  • Click through to track inventory report
  • Origin data on each car
  • Edit inventory capabilities
  • iTrack Metrics page includes:Total cars in the yard over time