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CTIL icon.Full-size Locomotive Cab:

  • Engineer and conductor workstations
  • Four screens for 190-degree field of view
  • The baseline configuration is a freight EMD-70 cab; also reconfigurable to simulate other locomotives
  • Removable control stand to enable testing of new controls
  • Three engineer touchscreen displays
  • I-ETMS Positive Train Control (PTC) and GE Trip Optimizer (TO) automation systems
  • 200+ miles of simulated track based on real-world location


A train conductor's view.Separate Experimenter Control Room

  • Four cameras and live video feeds of all software channels
  • Eye-tracking technology
  • Intercom for simulating radio communications
  • Video mixer with green-screen technology for simulating Head-Up Displays (HUDs)


A man monitoring a screen.A digital rendering of a railroad.Precision Software

  • Programmable railroading scenarios, faults, and events for experimental reproducibility
  • Live simulation data accessibility for powering displays and controls
  • Synchronization tools for analyzing time series data
  • Python tools for creating HUDs


The front of a train.


Last updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2019