New York Air Brake

Red River Valley & Western Jordan Spreader in action near Gwinner, N.Dak. (RRVW photo by David Badgley)

Primed For Impact

RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE, ANNUAL REPORT ON WINTER PREPAREDNESS: Railroads are proactive when it comes to countering winter weather effects. They work together and with suppliers to reduce risk and ensure that traffic keeps moving—safely.

Commentary

New York Air Brake, Nexxiot Partner on Digitalization

As the process of digitalization in North American rail freight gathers pace, we discover how connecting freight railcar air brake data to cloud analytics can change the industry. Here’s an example of how it will drive efficiency and deliver rail and cargo applications that industry participants need.

Nexxiot and Knorr-Bremse Globehopper LINK (PRNewsfoto/Nexxiot)

Supply Side: Alstom, Nexxiot/Knorr-Bremse

Alstom is among the founding partners of McGill University’s new Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI). Also, Knorr-Bremse is a now customer of and strategic investor in Swiss firm Nexxiot.

For KLW, Cummins, ‘The Next Step in Tier 4 Repowers’ (UPDATED)

KLW (Knoxville Locomotive Works, Inc.) and Cummins Inc. on March 6 announced completion of its first KLWX 4400 ACT4, a remanufactured line-haul locomotive equipped with an EPA Tier 4-certified, 4,400-hp Cummins QSK95 prime-mover. The prototype locomotive is currently operating on CN, where it is undergoing reliability and performance testing.

Wabtec’s locomotive plant in Marhowrah, Bihar was recognized for the Best Skill Development Program at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS)-Leapvault CLO Awards India.
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Supply Side: ENSCO, NYAB, Wabtec

Brazilian mining company VALE S.A. has selected ENSCO Rail for track inspection systems and software. In addition, New York Air Brake (NYAB) has earned TTX Company’s SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) Award; and Wabtec Corp.’s locomotive plant in Marhowrah, Bihar has received an award for its learning and skill development program.

For NYAB, a Major Manufacturing Shift

New York Air Brake LLC (NYAB) on Sept. 29 announced what it is calling a “realignment strategy” for its North American manufacturing operations that involves launching production in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico; “shifting capacity and production scope” at three U.S. facilities—Salisbury, N.C.; and Nixa and Kansas City, Mo.—“completing a substantial manufacturing refocus” at its Watertown, N.Y., facility to a machining operation. The company broke the news to employees on Sept. 29.

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Preparedness Pays Off

RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2021 ISSUE: For railroads, keeping ahead of the next “polar vortex” means boosting communications and partnering with shippers, other carriers and suppliers, early.

New From KBC/NYAB: EE-26™, EP 60/26™

Sister companies Knorr Brake Company (KBC) and New York Air Brake (NYAB) have introduced the jointly developed EE-26™ electropneumatic passenger rail brake system, which they say “is engineered for safety, performance, uptime and lower total cost of ownership.”

Rolling Processor Platforms

RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2020 ISSUE: Improvements in train handling, fuel efficiency and safety are all possible through the advanced microprocessor technology quickly becoming standard on locomotives.