Switches & Routes – Interactive 3D Simulation
BACKGROUND & PROBLEM: Navigating through switches safely is a fundamental part of operating a locomotive. The occurrence of Rule Violation Derailments (RVD) is rising. Employees typically know when to throw a switch. However, they often don’t take the time to confirm the switch is properly aligned and flush with the rail or may struggle with understanding which direction the switch should be aligned. This leads to higher chances of run through switches. If a train runs through an improperly aligned switch it will derail the train.
SOLUTION OVERVIEW: Using this training simulation, a student can hone their switch alignment skills on various track layouts featuring hand-thrown switches. The simulation prompts the student to navigate a path to and from a specific point along the track. The student must then verify if the switches are correctly aligned and flush with the rail for the entire length of the track. If the switches are misaligned or not flush with the rail, the student must take action to align them properly or adjust them to be flush with the rail.
It can be difficult to get enough time on a physical simulator or hands-on training to reinforce good habits. This Sim gives the student additional practice at their pace, from any device
Used for: Classroom Training, Self-Paced/Refresher Learning