Rail / Transit Agencies

Railroads and transit agencies need to keep their trains moving 24/7.  Stopped trains can cause lost revenue and unhappy customers.  Since the early 1980's we've been working with rail and transit customers to provide robust and reliable wayside power solutions to ensure 100% uptime of critical equipment. 

Our wayside railroad solutions include: batteries and chargers for highway crossings, intermediate signals, switch machines and hot box detectors; prime and backup power systems (solar, wind, fuel cells, stirling engines, etc.) for remote sites, PTC upgrades, dark territory, and much more!

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Saft Ni-Cd Batteries


SAFT Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) Stationary Batteries offer you the peace of mind of knowing that they will work when you need them to work, for up to 20+ years, in challenging conditions, with very low maintenance.  The Arthur N. Ulrich Company is the exclusive manufacturer's representative for SAFT Batteries for the US & Canada rail/transit markets. 

Saft SPL+ Ni-Cd Batteries


80Ah to 510Ah

The Most Trusted Rail Signal Battery

SAFT SPL+ Ni-Cd batteries are designed to guarantee the complete reliability of signaling and railroad system communication.  The SPL+ features excellent electrical performance, high resistance to electrical and mechanical abuse, 20+ year lifetime and very low maintenance and excellent storage capability (up to 2-years).  The SPL+ powers railroad trackside signals, flashers, switches, communications and other equipment over long discharge periods.


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Saft Sunica.plus Ni-Cd Batteries


50Ah to 1830Ah

Ideal for Solar (PV) & Large AH Requirements

SAFT SUN+ Ni-Cd batteries are the perfect solution for remote installations that rely on various sources of power generation, such as solar pv, wind-turbines and diesel generators, used under the most difficult environmental conditions for long life performance and very low maintenance. 


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Saft Tel.X Ni-Cd Batteries


80Ah to 180Ah

Direct Replacement for VRLA Batteries

SAFT TLX Ni-Cd batteries deliver exceptional reliability against unexpected outages for railroad trackside installations and substations where continuity and reliability of power supplied is critical. TLX batteries are a 20+ year direct replacement for VRLA batteries that overpromise and underdeliver. 


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La Marche Battery Chargers / Testers

La Marche Manufacturing Co

La Marche Railroad Battery Chargers are purpose designed for the demanding requirements of railroad wayside signaling and communication applications, as well as multi-use battery chargers for rail and transit maintenance shops.  The Arthur N. Ulrich Company is the exclusive manufacturer's representative for La Marche Manufacturing for the US & Canada rail/transit markets.

La Marche A75R Railroad Battery Charger


Multiple Output SCR Railroad Charger

The La Marche A75R series is purpose designed for harsh rail applications and utilize robust and reliable SCR charging technology.  The A75R is capable of charging VRLA, flooded lead acid and nickel cadmium batteries.  The A75R is packed with value-added features to make a customers DC system more reliable. 


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La Marche RHF Railroad Battery Charger


High-Frequency Railroad Charger

The La Marche RHF series is purpose designed for harsh rail applications and utilizes high-frequency charging technology. Compared to traditional SCR railroad battery chargers, high-frequency designs like the RHF improve operational efficiencies & power factor and feature
significantly reduced sizes and weights. 


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La Marche SC3 Single Cell Charger


Single Cell Shop Charger

The La Marche SC3 (Single Cell Battery Charger) is a portable charger that restores batteries lost capacity, balances specific gravity and reverses the sulfation process that is known to degrade battery systems health.  The charger offers the flexibility of charging single, two or three lead acid battery cells.


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RH-3 Battery Tester


Portable Battery Capacity Tester

The La Marche RH-3 Portable Battery Tester is an electronic capacity tester that measures AmpHours and battery performance under controlled test conditions.  The RH-3 can be operated in several test modes, which provide the flexibility to test each battery according to its own ratings or an application's requirements. 


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La Marche A39 Universal Charger


Maintenance / Locomotive Shop Charger

The La Marche A39 universal SCR battery charger is designed to provide the battery charging flexibility desired for maintenance and locomotive shops with various charging requirements.


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Prime & Backup Power Systems

RedHawk Energy Systems, LLC

Since the early 1980's - RedHawk Energy Systems, LLC has helped railroad customers tackle their critical prime and back-up wayside power challenges with fully engineered and innovative solutions ranging from a few watts to several kilowatts. We can provide reliable prime and backup power systems for highway crossings, intermediate signals, control points, track circuits, slide fences, PTC upgrades, AEI devices, hot box detectors, switch machines, cameras and surveillance, disaster preparedness and much more!

Railroad Solar Power Systems

Solar Power Systems

Prime & Backup Power: 50W to 5kW

Our Solar Power Systems provide a reliable and proven source of DC power by converting sunlight directly into electricity.  Solar Power Systems are a reliable and economical solution for wayside applications. We've been providing Solar Power Systems to the rail market since the early 1980's and offer a variety of mounting configurations including our patented RP Series Retractable Mast (below) to meet virtually any budget and/or site requirement. 

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Railroad Micro-Wind Turbines

Micro-Wind Turbines

Supplemental Power: 350W to 1.2kW

Our SuperWind Micro-Wind Turbines provide a source of DC power by capturing the energy of moving air and converting it into electricity.  Micro-Wind Turbines can be combined with other power generating technologies (solar, fuel cell, stirling engines) to increase reliability and provide supplemental power to intermediate signals, control points, track circuits and much more. 

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Railroad Battery Boxes

Battery Boxes

Standard & Custom Sizes

Our robust Battery Boxes are perfect for wayside applications where space constraints in existing bungalows may require battery storage elsewhere. 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 a high level of customization for any site requirement.  

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Railroad Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Extended-Run Backup Power: 250W to 500W

Our Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) provide a reliable source of DC power by converting chemical energy into electricity.  Powered by low cost and readily available propane or natural gas, a SOFC is capable of providing days, weeks and even months of reliable, clean, extended-run backup power protection to highway crossings, intermediate signals, control points, hot box detectors and much more! 

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Railroad Stirling Engine Generators

Stirling Engines

Prime & Backup Power: 600W to 5.6kW

Our PowerGen Remote Power Generator combines the high efficiency Free Piston Stirling Engine (FPSE) technology with advanced combustion capabilities to efficiently transform propane or natural gas into dependable power.  Stirling Engines are a long-life (60,000+ hour design life), zero-maintenance alternative to maintenance-intensive gas/diesel generators used for prime and backup power generation at critical wayside signaling and communication sites.      

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Railroad RP Series Retractable Mast

RP Series Retractable Mast

20' Mast

Our innovative RP Series Retractable Mast is the industry pioneer railroad solar mounting solution that provides a safe and convenient means of mounting solar arrays to a pole structure at ground level, eliminating the need to have a boom-truck on-site for periodic maintenance, troubleshooting or panel replacement. The system can be raised and lowered via a hand-crank or power drill for safe and easy operation. 

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Member Associations


Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc., (RSSI) is a trade association serving the communication and signal segment of the rail transportation industry.   RSSI's primary effort each year is to organize and manage a trade show for its members to exhibit their products and services. 

Website: http://www.rssi.org

National Railroad Construction  

National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) is the only trade association organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry. 

Website: http://www.nrcma.org/

Railway Supply Institute (RSI) acts on behalf of the largest and smallest suppliers to North American freight and passenger railroads.  RSI represents a diverse group of rail suppliers involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries.
Website: http://www.rsiweb.org

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