Positive Train Control

Safety is the #1 Priority for Railroads. TESSCO can provide the wireless products as you strive to comply with Positive Train Control (PTC) federal mandates. TESSCO stocks the antennas, cable, connectors, site hardware, lightning protection, etc. OR complete PTC kits needed to meet your deployment schedule.

Dark Territory Switch Monitoring PTC System

GE Dark Territory Switch Monitoring PTC SystemGE Transportation and TESSCO has partnered to provide the railroad industry an advanced turnkey Dark Territory Switch Monitoring PTC System (DTSMS). Designed to minimize installation time, the DTSMS ships fully assembled to reduce total cost of ownership.

This solution features a fully integrated power supply and RF communications system with radio, when available, in support of GE’s market-leading Wayside Interface Unit for PTC applications. The power source can be grid tie AC or solar, with designs available to serve southern, central and northern geographic locations. The RF communications system features an 8-ft, 220 MHz antenna mounted to the industry’s only True Positive Stop articulating mast for safe ground level access, and is available in 20-ft, 40-ft and 60-ft versions to meet topographical requirements.

Key Features
  • Ships fully assembled with plug-and-play operation for reduced installation time and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Meets AREMA standards.
  • Available in both AC-powered grid-tie and solar designs.
  • True Positive Stop articulating mast for safe, reliable ground-level access.
  • Available in 20-ft, 40-ft and 60-ft heights.

For more information and to see if this solution is right for you, email: ptc@tessco.com or call 410.229.1344.

Explore Unique Products and Solutions for Railroads

PTC Brochure

For more than 50 years, TESSCO has been there, serving the wireless needs of our railroads. Railroad signaling and communications teams know they can turn to TESSCO for everything from multi-year network deployments to daily maintenance. Committed to delivering unbeatable value and industry-leading solutions that ensure proven reliability and success, TESSCO offers a customized plan targeted to your needs.

Learn more about wireless infrastructure products for railroads(PDF)

Product Categories

220 MHz Products for Positive Train Control

Base Antennas



Mobile Antennas

Other Products for Positive Train Control

Off-Grid Power Systems

Cellular Modems

Mobile Amplifiers

Outdoor Battery Backup Systems (UPS)

Related Topics

Railroad Solutions

Outdoor Power Systems

Backup Power Solutions


Cable Services

Shelter & Site Power Solutions

Grounding & Lightning Protection

Towers & Monopoles

Site Kitting

Product Brands


Sierra Wireless




Application Drawings

Railroads Communications
and Signaling

Grounding & Lightning Protection

Towers & Monopoles

Site Kitting & Configuration

Featured Products

220 MHz Antennas

Base & Wayside Antennas

Yagi Antennas
Yagi Antenna
Omni Antenna
Dipole Antenna

Locomotive Antennas

Locomotive Antennas
Locomotive Antenna


Turn to TESSCO
for Your PTC
Network Infrastructure Kits

TESSCO can custom-build kits for PTC deployment. For ease of ordering, we can create a single SKU that will include everything that you need for each PTC site. Items can be from any product category including:

See an example PTC Kit
by auto-filling a sample worksheet.

For more information contact us at 800-472-7373 or email us today.

Back to Top


Forgot User ID?

Forgot Password?
Log In

Register to use TESSCO.com!