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Wabtec to provide ECP braking to Rio

Wabtec Corporation has scored a $21m contract with Rio Tinto to provide electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking equipment for the company’s freight cars and locomotives.

Under the contract, Wabtec will provide about 3600 car-sets of ECP equipment to enable Rio to retrofit its fleet of iron ore cars, most of which already use Wabtec’s standard pneumatic brakes.”