Wabtec Corp. and General Motors (GM) have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to develop and commercialize GM’s Ultium battery and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems to power locomotives.
Wabtec Corp. has opened a 11,000-square-foot additive manufacturing facility at Pittsburgh (Pa.) International Airport’s Innovation Campus.
Railcar demand is on the rise, but so is the price of steel, which Cowen and Company estimates has put a 15%-25% premium on newly built equipment.
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected PS Technology’s (PST) crew management system; Wabtec Corp. will supply Alstom with advanced brake systems and other components for new trains in India; Canadian industrial technology group Eddyfi/NDT has acquired London-based Senceive Ltd.; and Bentley Systems, Inc., an infrastructure engineering software company, has established an education program and is purchasing two software providers.
Wabtec Corp. reported a “strong operational quarter” and a position of “profitable long-term growth,” due to continued signs of industry recovery, a modestly growing backlog, and its order pipeline.
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Siemens Mobility has selected Wabtec Corp. to provide components for the 94 new nine-car Inspiro trains it is supplying as part of the London Underground’s Piccadilly Upgrade Program.
Despite a challenging market, backlog remains strong, Wabtec Corp. reported during its fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings release.
Equipment analyst Matt Elkott offers perspectives on two of the rail industry’s biggest OEMs.
RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2021 ISSUE: CSX and MBTA’s commuter rail operation are improving locomotive performance and availability through precision monitoring and analysis of fuel and lube oil, respectively.