Railroad Fuel Cells

Since the early 1980’s,

Our dedicated team specializes in addressing the distinctive power needs of Class I, II, III railroads, regional shortlines, and transit agencies. With a focus on innovative solutions, we provide fully engineered power solutions, including cutting-edge railroad fuel cells. Our offerings, ranging from a few watts to several kilowatts, ensure seamless 24/7 operations, supporting the efficiency and reliability of rail systems. We can provide completely integrated power systems for a variety of rail signaling and communication applications including: railroad fuel cells, highway crossings, intermediate signals, control points, track circuits, slide fences, PTC upgrades, AEI devices, hot box detectors, switch machines, cameras & surveillance systems, telecom base stations, microwave stations and much more!

Railroad fuel cells in Pataskala, Ohio

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Railroad fuel cells in Pataskala, Ohio

Switch Boost™ Systems

Enhanced Power for
120V, 24V & 12V Switch Machines

To ensure optimal functionality, a railway power switch relies on an AC or DC power source capable of delivering a robust initial current to meet the in-rush/break-away current demand of the switch or hydraulic motor. The integration of innovative technologies such as railroad fuel cells is a promising avenue to enhance efficiency and sustainability in rail power systems. Our all-new and patent-pending Switch Boost systems utilize one or two ultracapacitor or hybrid ultracapacitor modules to provide enhanced power for 12V, 24V and 120V railway power switches. These systems can dramatically improve the performance, life and reliability of railway power switches compared to battery-only systems.

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Extended-Run Backup Power
System Range: 250W-500W

An extended power outage from an ice storm, wind storm, hurricane or other extreme event doesn’t have to jeopardize your rail signaling and communications operations. While battery back-up can provide hours of protection, extended up-time isn’t ensured unless rail signaling and communication systems are proactively backed up with our propane or natural gas powered Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). Since 2013, we’ve commissioned hundreds of SOFCs for rail customers in the US & Canada!

Stirling Engine Generators

Prime & Backup Power
System Range: 1.8kW-5.6kW

PowerGen Stirling Engine Generators are a maintenance-free alternative to diesel/gas generators for mid-to-high power wayside requirements. Powered by propane or natural gas, the PowerGen is capable of providing prime and backup power to critical applications. Compared to other power generating technologies, the PowerGen requires no routine maintenance or oil changes, has no start/stop cycle limitations and is conservatively estimated to provide 60,000+ hours of service!

Solar (PV) Power Systems

Prime & Backup Power
System Range: 50W-5kW

Solar (PV) is a proven source of DC power that converts sunlight directly into electricity. Solar (PV) can be effective in any environment that receives solar radiation, even in locations like Alaska and Northern Canada when properly sized. Since 1982, we’ve provided over a thousand reliable Solar (PV) Power Systems for a variety of wayside rail power requirements and offer the industry’s most comprehensive mounting options including our RP Series Retractable Mast ensuring that we can meet virtually any site requirement and/or budget.

Battery Boxes

Outdoor Battery Protection
Standard & Custom Sizes*

Our robust Battery Boxes are designed to shield and protect battery systems located in harsh outdoor environments. Constructed of all-welded aluminum (steel constructon also available) and featuring fully insulated panels, these battery boxes provide excellent protection for your batteries. We offer several standard sizes and can provide custom sizes and a high level of customization per customer requirements.

Wind Turbines

Supplemental Power
System Range: 350W-1.2kW

SuperWind Micro-Wind Turbines (350W & 1250W) provide a source of DC power by capturing the energy of moving air and converting it into electricity. SuperWind Micro-Wind Turbines are made of the highest quality components – salt water resistant aluminum alloy and stainless steel for autonomous operation in any harsh environment. When the application is critical, the professional soluton is SuperWind!

Alkaline Fuel Cells

Extended-Run Backup Power
System Range: 5kW+

Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFC) were one of the first fuel cell technologies developed, and they were the first type widely used in the U.S. space program to produce electrical energy and water on-board spacecraft. Powered by hydrogen or ammonia our AFCs are capable of providing long-duration backup power in a compact, resilient and zero-emissions package. AFCs are ideally suited for for critical telecommunications and other mission-critical applications.