JMRI Gallery

This page highlights some of the neat things that people have done with JMRI.

PanelPro Users


Kent Williams' Oregon Washington Navigation & Railway uses PanelPro for it's signal controls and dispatcher panel.

Jim Thompson's Cashaway Valley Railroad

Jim Thompson is using PanelPro to make a dispatcher's panel for his Cashaway Valley Railroad. He has a series of pages that describe how he operates his layout with JMRI.

Bob Bucklew's Quaker Valley

Bob Bucklew is build a realistic CTC panel for his Quaker Valley Railroad. He's created a very nice series of web pages on how it's done.

Alan Huberty's Bloomfield & Oakland RR

Alan Huberty is created a multi-screen control panel for his Bloomfield & Oakland Railroad.

Otis McGee's SP Shasta Route

The goal of Otis McGee's SP Shasta Route is prototypical fidelity to 1952 operations. At the time, the railroad was run from a CTC machine at the dispatcher's office in Dunsmuir, CA (see photo to right). To recreate that, Otis has installed a rebuilt United Switch and Signal CTC machine on his railroad (see below). PanelPro controls the machine and provides CTC control for the layout via a large seven-node C/MRI installation.
Picture of real CTC machine

Innovative Uses of the JMRI Libraries

Crandic Dispatcher

The Cedar River and Iowa Central Railway (Crandic) has a great "Dispatching on the Crandic" video, along with several others, available for download. The Crandic's control program and dispatcher panel called CATS was built by Rodney Black on top of the JMRI libraries. He's kindly made it available as open-source software to anybody who wants to use it.

CATS is used on John Parker's BNSF Fall River Division for their dispatcher's panel.

BNSF Fall River panel

Model Railroad Manager

The Model Railroad Manager software provides inventory, operations, maintenance and layout control programs for model railroads. The layout-related parts are based on the JMRI libraries.