JR Merritt


Control solutions designed for versatility and durability.

J.R. Merritt Controls offers a range of custom configured control solutions designed specifically for the railroad industry. Focused on versatility and durability, our line of drive/brake controllers and joysticks feature heavy duty components and robust construction to ensure a long operating life.

Single axis controllers, multi-axis joysticks, and complete operator chair systems are available that can be custom configured to a range of railroad vehicles and equipment, including locomotives, light rapid transit, trams, trolleys, and maintenance of way machinery.


  • Locomotives
  • Light Rapid Transit
  • Trams
  • Trolleys
  • Maintenance of Way Machinery
  • And more

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Why J.R. Merritt Controls?

Unmatched Quality & Reliability

J.R. Merritt's joysticks are manufactured and tested to withstand the harshest conditions and use. A stringent focus on quality control in our U.S.-based, ISO certified manufacturing facility ensures the utmost accuracy and quality of all our electronic joysticks and controllers.

Fully Customized to Your Requirements

Every joystick we build is as unique as its application and operator. From the handle to the output technology, we partner with our customers to identify and engineer the controls that will meet and exceed the needs of their application. When working with us, consider our engineers and technical staff an extension of your own team.

Ultimate Versatility & Functionality

Comfort and function are key when using a joystick or controller. With an extensive portfolio of handles, grips, buttons and switches, J.R. Merritt's interface solutions are engineered around intuitive operation and user comfort. Our team will work with you to recommend the best options that will suit the movement and actions of your operator and equipment.

Made in the USA
Over 35 Years Experience
Certification Iso

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