Freight Segment: Freight Car Market

Wabtec offers an unmatched menu of freight car products and services.  Starting with the invention of the air brake by George Westinghouse in 1869, Wabtec’s reputation for developing advanced braking equipment for freight cars is unsurpassed. No other supplier has more experience or has made more distinguished contributions in improving safety, reliability or productivity. Recent innovations include the development of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic braking equipment that integrates electronic and pneumatic communications hardware into one package that instantly responds to locomotive braking commands. Wabtec provides field-proven ECP braking solutions that are AAR-approved under S-4200 series specifications. ECP options include an overlay to conventional AAR pneumatic brake equipment, as well as “stand-alone” ECP braking. 

Wabtec also offers a unique, computerized, Automated Single Car Tester that permits quick, easy and accurate testing of the car’s air brakes. Wabtec’s depth of capability and service goes beyond technology and innovation, offering a definitive selection of freight car products from control valves to brake shoes, draft gears, wheels, axles, truck castings / bogies, and end of train devices.  As an original equipment supplier for such a vast array of products, Wabtec can service, replace or upgrade virtually any mechanical, pneumatic or electronic braking component to suit our customers’ needs. We offer these capabilities, along with guaranteed workmanship and fast turnaround, through our network of strategically located service facilities throughout the world.

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