Patent Number: 6,637,703

Title: Yard tracking system

Abstract: A method for identifying and determining the position of rolling stock within a railyard using a system that includes an AEI reader, a plurality of elevated electronic imaging devices and a tracking computer. The rolling stock includes a plurality of railcars and a plurality of locomotives. The method includes recording an identification pattern for each piece of rolling stock as each piece enters the railyard, compiling tracking data of the rolling stock as the rolling stock moves within the railyard using the respective identification patterns, and mapping the position of each piece of rolling stock as the rolling stock moves within the railyard.

Inventors: Matheson; William (Palm Bay, FL), Whitfield; Russell (Palm Bay, FL)

Assignee: GE Harris Railway Electronics LLC

International Classification: B61L 25/00 (20060101); B61L 25/02 (20060101); B61L 17/00 (20060101); B61L 025/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020