Rail Safety Solutions, Rail Inspection, Track Geometry, Railway Measurement Systems, Rail Video and Joint Bar Inspection

ENSCO, Inc. delivers advanced rail technology solutions for the passenger, transit and freight rail markets throughout the world.

Since 1970, ENSCO engineers have led the rail industry in developing new, advanced technologies for transportation. ENSCO technology and services help customers improve the quality of their operations, while making travel safer.

Track Inspection Technologies

ENSCO is an international leader in track inspection technologies. Our engineers have pioneered the use of technologies, such as advanced rail inspection sensors, high-resolution imaging technology, and autonomous inspection systems, to improve track maintenance. These technologies provide customers with the best possible tools to ensure track and rolling stock safety, increase productivity and efficiency, and reduce operating cost.

Track Inspection Vehicles: ENSCO's range of inspection vehicle platforms include:

  • Self-propelled Vehicles
  • Towed Coaches
  • Hi-rail Vehicles

Track Measurement Systems: automated measurement technologies include:

  • Track Geometry Measurement Systems
  • Rail Profile Measurement System
  • Third-rail (Power Rail) Measurement System (TRMS)
  • Deployable Gage Restraint Measurement System
  • Ride Quality Measurement System
  • Rail Corrugation Measurement System
  • Overhead Wire Measurement System

Track Imaging Systems provide comprehensive track inspection and evaluation through advanced machine vision processing.

  • Joint Bar Inspection System
  • Track Component Imaging System
  • Rail Surface Imaging System
  • Driver View Imaging System
  • Overhead Wire (Catenary) Imaging System
  • Tunnel Wall Imaging System
  • Thermal Imaging System

Autonomous Inspection Systems can be installed on passenger or freight cars in revenue service to offer a cost-effective approach for maintenance planning and railway standards compliance.

  • Vehicle/Track Interaction (V/TI) Monitor: continuous safety monitoring of track conditions without impacting revenue service. Risk conditions are transmitted via cellular network and are received as email alerts and viewed in TrackIT®.
  • Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGM)
  • Overhead Wire Measurement System

Track Inspector Tools help clients to accurately know the location and condition of track assets. ENSCO's asset management products work together to provide real-time knowledge from the condition of track to the location of a train. The tools make maintenance more efficient, operations safer, and increase the bottom line through reliable data management.

  • Portable Track Loading Fixture (PTLF): an easy-to-use, manually operated track inspection tool designed to test the lateral strength of railroad crossties and fastening systems
  • Digital Track Notebook® 3.0 (DTN): simple, mobile, web-based track inspection tool to gain rapid access to performance reports and ensure regulatory compliance

Track Inspection Services use ENSCO-owned and operated vehicles and systems for access to cutting edge track inspection technology and in-house experts.

  • Hi-rail Inspection Vehicles
  • Portable Inspection System for Rail Bound Vehicles
  • Inspection Technologies

Track Data Management Suite

The Track Data Management Suite provides a fully integrated offering of ENSCO data management and analysis software packages. Uses common architecture, data structures, and asset databases to enable cross-communication of the systems to achieve advanced capabilities. The web-based applications, including DTN®, TrackIT® and AMA, are seamlessly integrated into one user interface.

  • Digital Track Notebook® (DTN): a web-based, paperless record management of inspection schedules, maintenance, defect identification, and follow-up records. The DTN offers rapid access to performance reports and ensures regulatory compliance
  • TrackIT®: a web-based, track asset and automated inspection data management repository
  • Automated Maintenance Advisor (AMA): trend deteriorating conditions and automated identification of prescriptive maintenance tasks
  • GeoEDIT 8: in-depth graphical analysis and reporting of track measurement data
  • Virtual Track Walk (VTW): software enables high-resolution, synchronized track images to be inspected in the office
  • VAMPIRE®: vehicle / track interaction software from the Resonate Group® that simulates rail vehicles on the track. ENSCO Rail is North and South American distributor for this industry-standard software

Vehicle / Track Evaluation

ENSCO Rail is a recognized leader in the railway industry and parlays more than four decades of experience into comprehensive, knowledge-based vehicle / track Interaction consulting services. Subject matter experts can provide support and consultation specific to the needs of vehicle operators, suppliers and derailment investigators. Whether qualifying vehicles for higher speed operation, addressing a vehicle's behavior, or guiding rail vehicles through acceptance testing, ENSCO can skillfully navigate the customer through the process with efficiency.

  • Vehicle Acceptance Testing
  • Vehicle Analysis
  • Instrumented Wheel Set (IWS)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Derailment Investigations
  • VAMPIRE® Sales and Support

Rail Safety and Security

Gain workable solutions to keep passengers and railroad personnel safe and secure. ENSCO's Rail Emergency Evacuation Simulator trains first responders. Vulnerability assessments mitigate vulnerabilities, while ensuring uninterrupted operations.

  • Rail Emergency Evacuation Simulator
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Derailment Prevention

Train Control Safety

ENSCO supports Positive Train Control, and other train control and signaling systems professional consultants and technology. In-house train control professionals combined with our engineering staff provide comprehensive inspection systems for asset change management, and signal and communication equipment condition monitoring.

  • Positive Train Control (PTC) Consulting
  • PTC Asset Change Management and Inspection
  • Signaling Inspection Systems

Contact Details

5400 Port Royal Road
Virginia 22151
United States of America
+1 703 321 4754
+1 703 321 7619

Available White Papers


ENSCO: Innovative Solutions for the Rail Industry 16 August 2017 ENSCO is an international leader in the design, manufacturing and operation of track and vehicle safety assessment systems. For more than 40 years, the company has delivered leading-edge rail safety solutions.


ARTC V/TI Monitor Trial Results and Analysis 23 September 2015 A growing method for evaluation of track conditions is to use autonomous measurement systems. This allows for "train path free" measurement, meaning that a standard revenue vehicle is used to obtain the measurement. This is greatly preferred to using a non-revenue vehicle which consumes track time.