How inventor George Westinghouse Jr., investors, railroad officials, and test trains helped put the brakes on the wheels 150 years ago.
On the 150th anniversary of the creation of the air brake, the story of how George Westinghouse Jr. developed this transformational technology is worth recounting.
Erie News Now — "Wabtec is dedicating a new global headquarters in Pittsburgh. The company acquired GE Transportation back in February and is bring all it's leadership and energy to the Steel City."
Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the grand opening of its new headquarters in Pittsburgh.
“Building on this deep heritage of breakthrough ideas and 150 years of company success, Wabtec continues to pave the way for modern safety advancements and set the bar for innovative solutions."
In a wide-ranging interview with Railway Age in December 2018, BNSF’s then-Executive Chairman Matt Rose had this to say about the future of locomotive propulsion technology:
“We’ve got to look at alternative fuels for our locomotives. We tested LNG, and we don’t see the spread between diesel and natural gas wide enough to justify us maki…
Under the contract, Wabtec will provide an integrated offering, including its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) PTC safety-overlay solution, Locomotive Data Recording System – Video (LDRS-V), training, and system integration services across Iowa Northern Railway’s entire locomotive fleet.
US digital solutions provider Wabtec is set to collaborate with Canada-based Hifi Engineering in an effort to bring advanced sensing and monitoring solutions to mine operators.
Rail transport company Wabtec Corporation has just announced its investment in GE Additive’s new H2 binder jet 3D printing technology. The 3D printer will be used by the Pennsylvania-based company to print large, complex parts, enabling it to grow its use of additive in the…
USA: Wabtec has been awarded a $55m contract to implement Positive Train Control on the 160 km New Mexico Rail Runner Express route from Belen to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Wabtec marked the delivery of the 1000th Evolution Series Tier 4 Locomotive at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
The delivery to CN highlights the commercial success of the locomotive, which set the standard for environmental performance in the freight-rail industry, the company said.
Wabtec continues to invest in additive technologies and the Additive Development Lab at the Erie site is the prime example.
Additive manufacturing is the process of making any 3D object layer by layer.
Wabtec Corporation recently announced that it completed delivery of five diesel-electric PowerHaul® series locomotives to Körfez Ulaştırma A.Ş., the subsidiary of Turkey’s largest refinery Tüpraş operating in railway transportation.