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TrainChief®plus+

The TrainChief®plus+ is a fully integrated remote control locomotive system installed inside the locomotive’s cab. Proudly Made in America!

Features

Single Cabinet
Single Cabinet
Throttle, independent brake
Throttle, independent brake & trainline brake control
Directional change
Directional change
Sand, bell and horn controls
Sand, bell and horn controls
Emergency switch
Emergency switch
"In-Control" safety feature
"In-Control" safety feature
Tilt alarm and tilt extent
Tilt alarm and tilt extent
Man-down alarm
Man-down alarm
LED diagnostic display
LED diagnostic display
Communication range at distances up to 3,500 feet
Communication range at distances up to 3,500 feet
Embedded system diagnostics
Embedded system diagnostics
Operational feedback to OCU transmitter FRA CFR 229.15 compliant*
Operational feedback to OCU transmitter FRA CFR 229.15 compliant*
EXPANDED OPTIONS - Requires select expanded options
EXPANDED OPTIONS - Requires select expanded options
Remote man-down alarm
Remote man-down alarm
Selective dual control (pitch
Selective dual control (pitch & catch)
Data logging, local diagnostics
Data logging, local diagnostics
Headlight control
Headlight control
Extended range
Extended range
Status lights
Status lights
Uncouple control
Uncouple control
Engine protection package
Engine protection package
Speed limiting / Speed control
Speed limiting / Speed control
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Specifications

Technical Specifications 
EnclosureNEMA4 (measures 30" x 20" x 10" overall)
Supply VoltageLocomotive Power Supply Voltage (74 Vdc)
Frequency900 MHz unlicensed CPFSK frequency hoping
Receiver Sensitivity<-106 dBm
Occupied Bandwidth200KHz
System DiagnosticsBuilt in LED or optional graphic displays
Operating Range3,500+ feet (environment dependent)
Temperature Range -20°F to +140°F (-29°C to +60° C)
Encoding/Decoding MethodMicro-processor/Software based
Locomotive Horn/BellElectric or Pneumatic
Throttle8-Steps plus Coast and Halt
Independent Brake5-Steps
Local Man-DownSounds locomotive horn in preset sequence

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CONTACT CONTROL CHIEF FOR VERIFICATION.

Transmitters

The lightweight OCU model BTRR is specifically designed for railroad operations incorporating our Brake/Throttle RCI system. It is easy to use, rugged, dependable and based on a commonly recognized configuration.

Lightweight OCU - BTRR Transmitter

The lightweight OCU model BTRR is specifically designed for railroad operations incorporating our Brake/Throttle RCI system. It is easy to use, rugged, dependable and based on a commonly recognized configuration.
The lightweight OCU model BTIND is specifically designed for locomotive switching operations. It is easy to use, safe, rugged, dependable, and based on a commonly recognized configuration.

Lightweight OCU - BTIND Transmitter

The lightweight OCU model BTIND is specifically designed for locomotive switching operations. It is easy to use, safe, rugged, dependable, and based on a commonly recognized configuration.
The lightweight OCU model SCRR is specifically designed for Automatic Speed Control operations by Class-I railroads. It is easy to use, rugged and dependable and based on a commonly recognized configuration.

Lightweight OCU - SCRR Transmitter

The lightweight OCU model SCRR is specifically designed for Automatic Speed Control operations by Class-I railroads. It is easy to use, rugged and dependable and based on a commonly recognized configuration.
For "in-plant railroad operation," this transmitter allows for dual control of the brake and throttle on both sides of the transmitter. The brake/throttle selector has "spring return dead-man center functionality" and a large, red mushroom stop button. The DBT is compatible with TrainChief®plus ™ and MU

Lightweight OCU Dual Brake & Throttle (DBT)

For “in-plant railroad operation,” this transmitter allows for dual control of the brake and throttle on both sides of the transmitter. The brake/throttle selector has “spring return dead-man center functionality” and a large, red mushroom stop button. The DBT is compatible with TrainChief®plus+™ and MU&Go®plus+™ receivers.

Documentation

TrainChief®plus+ Product Sheet

Lightweight OCU for Railroad Product Sheet

Lightweight OCU for Industry Product Sheet

Locomotive Remote Control Systems Questionnaire

Video

Sales

Locomotive Products Manager Dave is our Locomotive Remote Control Guru. Passionate about his job and always ready to help. If Dave's not "on the road" supporting our customers you'll find him working with local youth through the Boy Scouts as a Shooting Sports Director.

Dave Tenney

Locomotive Products Manager
Dave is our Locomotive Remote Control Guru. Passionate about his job and always ready to help. If Dave’s not “on the road” supporting our customers you’ll find him working with local youth through the Boy Scouts as a Shooting Sports Director.
Rail Applications Specialist Dan has been in the rail industry forever! He is a traveling man and will be happy to visit your site and talk anything and everything locomotive. When Dan’s not traveling you can find him wetting a line from his boat. To schedule a visit with him…

Dan Sipko

Rail Applications Specialist
Dan has been in the rail industry forever! He is a traveling man and will be happy to visit your site and talk anything and everything locomotive. When Dan’s not traveling you can find him wetting a line from his boat. To schedule a visit with him…
Locomotive Project Coordinator 
We keep Jim locked up (at the main headquarters that is)! Jim is our search engine, so to speak, and keeps our locomotive guys well stocked with information for their travels. You will always find Jim with his nose in a book.

Jim Hanson

Locomotive Project Coordinator
We keep Jim locked up (at the main headquarters that is)! Jim is our search engine, so to speak, and keeps our locomotive guys well stocked with information for their travels. You will always find Jim with his nose in a book.

Sales

Locomotive Products Manager Dave is our Locomotive Remote Control Guru. Passionate about his job and always ready to help. If Dave's not "on the road" supporting our customers you'll find him working with local youth through the Boy Scouts as a Shooting Sports Director.

Dave Tenney

Locomotive Products Manager
Dave is our Locomotive Remote Control Guru. Passionate about his job and always ready to help. If Dave’s not “on the road” supporting our customers you’ll find him working with local youth through the Boy Scouts as a Shooting Sports Director.
Rail Applications Specialist Dan has been in the rail industry forever! He is a traveling man and will be happy to visit your site and talk anything and everything locomotive. When Dan’s not traveling you can find him wetting a line from his boat. To schedule a visit with him…

Dan Sipko

Rail Applications Specialist
Dan has been in the rail industry forever! He is a traveling man and will be happy to visit your site and talk anything and everything locomotive. When Dan’s not traveling you can find him wetting a line from his boat. To schedule a visit with him…
Locomotive Project Coordinator 
We keep Jim locked up (at the main headquarters that is)! Jim is our search engine, so to speak, and keeps our locomotive guys well stocked with information for their travels. You will always find Jim with his nose in a book.

Jim Hanson

Locomotive Project Coordinator
We keep Jim locked up (at the main headquarters that is)! Jim is our search engine, so to speak, and keeps our locomotive guys well stocked with information for their travels. You will always find Jim with his nose in a book.