Waiving the Way to ECP Implementation

This article describes implementation of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking technology in the U.S. BNSF Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway will begin a pilot project using the new technology in order to review its potential for shorter stopping distances and improved braking—all of which may improve public safety, save fuel, increase network capacity, better utilize assets, and help maintain equipment. ECP lost traction in the U.S. over interoperability issues, receiver-chip problems, and cost issues, which led developers to market it in other countries first. The article includes information on ECP suppliers and overseas orders.

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  • Accession Number: 01050400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2007 7:13PM