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System and providing location and navigation services using positive train control data

A method includes generating PTC data for at least a portion of a track network, the PTC data comprising real-time train data generated by an on-board system of a train traveling in the track network, the real-time train data comprising a train speed and a train location, generating predictive train... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

System, method, and verifying railroad work zone instructions

Provided is a computer-implemented method for verifying electronic work zone instructions with an on-board system of a train. The method includes receiving at least one electronic work zone instruction message from an employee-in-charge device, generating at least one visual instruction diagram based at least partially on the electronic work zone... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Piston cylinder arrangement for an oil free compressor having cooling passageways and cooling wrist pin bearing surface

A piston cylinder arrangement for an air compressor including a cylinder, a connecting rod having a wrist pin receiving end, a wrist pin provided in the wrist pin receiving end of the connecting rod, and a piston provided on the connecting rod via the wrist pin and positioned within the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

System, method, and providing backup of electronic instruction to a locomotive or train

Disclosed is a system, method, and apparatus for communicating instructions to at least one locomotive approaching or traversing a predetermined zone. The system includes a first communication device located at or associated with the predetermined zone, configured to communicate audio data from a field operator, and a second communication device... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Secondary retention device for transit door

An overcenter locking mechanism for sliding transit doors with a secondary retention device.... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Slack adjuster for a brake system with increased take-up capacity

A slack adjuster for use with a railway braking system which has an increased let-out length that enables the use of brake shoes having an increased thickness. The slack adjuster includes at least one of a dual spring and canister assembly, an external yoke trigger, or a combination of both... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Redundant confirming an ecp penalty

A train control system and method for use in an electronically-controlled pneumatic (ECP)-equipped train having a lead locomotive or control car, at least one railroad car and, optionally, at least one trailing locomotive or control car. A first controller or computer generates a train brake command and directly or indirectly... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

System, method, and detecting vehicle operator conduct

A monitoring system for detecting a condition in a vehicle, including at least one imaging device having a field of view including at least a portion of an interior cabin of the vehicle occupied by an operator of the vehicle during operation, a data storage medium configured to store parameter... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Wireless crossing activation system and method

A wireless target activation system for a train, the system including at least one computer programmed or configured to: receive at least one first target location and at least one second target location associated with a forward route of the train, wherein the at least one first target location is... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Driver's barrier door with powered window

A barrier door for a protective enclosure includes a lower section and an upper section. The upper section includes an outer stationary portion and an inner movable portion disposed within the outer stationary portion. The outer stationary portion and the inner movable portion are light transmissive. The inner movable portion... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Debris eradicating brake head for a truck mounted brake system

A debris eradicating brake head for use in a side frame mounted braking system in a railway vehicle. The brake head being mounted on an end of a brake beam and including a brake shoe carrier associated with the brake head, a brake shoe secured to a face portion of... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Passenger communication lighting

A passenger communication lighting display on or adjacent a touch bar on a passenger door of a transit vehicle comprises a display that can be controlled to display multiple colors continuous or blinking, and a control means causing the display to be dark when the door is closed, the display... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Train brake control system and method

A brake control system and method for a train having a lead locomotive or control car, at least one trailing locomotive or control car and, optionally, at least one railroad car. The lead locomotive or control car generates data representing an independent brake demand and data representing an automatic brake... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Method and system for detecting an obstruction of a passenger door

A method of detecting an obstruction of a passenger door on a public transit vehicle comprising the steps of: recording the profile of the actuator (motor) current vs. door position following initiation of an opening or closing of the door; based on the recorded profile of actuator current vs. door... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Breakaway railcar power connector

A railcar power connector includes a connector body defining a central opening configured to receive a portion of a cable, and a spring member having a protrusion moveable relative to the connector body between a locked position where the protrusion is configured to be secured to a mating connector and... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Electric door monitoring

A method of monitoring the mechanical condition of a passenger door on a public transit vehicle wherein the door operator is a brushed direct current electrical motor and comprises the steps of: repeatedly recording a profile of the motor current vs. time following initiation of opening or closing of the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Distributed power remote communication status system and method

A computer-implemented method for determining at a lead locomotive in a train consist a communications status of at least one remote locomotive of a plurality of remote locomotives of the train consist, and a system for determining, at a lead locomotive in a train consist, a communications status of at... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

"cut-off valve and hot wheel protection valve arrangement"

A hot wheel protection valve arrangement including a hot wheel protection valve, the hot wheel protection valve including a body defining a passageway, a piston slidably positioned within the passageway, a bushing positioned on the piston and within the passageway, a first diaphragm provided on a first end of the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

System, method, and improving safety of ecp-equipped trains with flammable cargo

A safety system for a train equipped with an ECP air brake arrangement, in which the train includes at least one locomotive and at least one railcar connected to a trainline network, the system including: at least one power supply; at least one power supply controller to communicate over the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Hazardous event alert systems and methods

A hazardous event alert system for a train includes a sensor, a communication device, a positioning system, and a computer. The sensor is positioned on or associated with the train and configured to sense or monitor at least one parameter or condition. The computer is programmed or configured to determine... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Clutch mechanism between leadscrew and electric motor

A clutch mechanism for coupling and uncoupling an electric motor and leadscrew has dog-clutch gears that can be engaged by a linear actuator, bell crank, and linkage shaft. Uncoupling force due to narrowed dog teeth are resisted by the alignment of the linkage shaft with the central portion of the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Railroad locomotive monitoring system configuration system and method

A railroad locomotive monitoring system configuration system for a plurality of trains comprising: a monitoring system, and an on-board computer programmed or configured to: determine or receive railroad locomotive data; determine or receive railroad operation data; determine or receive configuration data; and based at least partially on at least a... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

"empty brake cylinder pressure adjustment arrangement for an empty/load valve"

An adjustment arrangement for an empty/load valve includes a body defining a channel, an adjustment beam slidably retained within the channel, and an adjustment handle connected to the adjustment beam. The adjustment handle may be configured to move between at least two positions. The adjustment handle may be configured to... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Train control system and method

A control system for a train having at least one locomotive or control car and, optionally, at least one railroad car, operating in a track network, wherein an on-board computer determines or receives movement data and location data and generates stopping data representing an amount of force for stopping the... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Locomotive control signal generator

A locomotive control signal generator includes emulation circuitry for emulating at least one operation of at least one locomotive control circuit. The emulation circuitry is programmed or configured to determine or receive user input and based at least partially on the user input, generate at least one control signal for... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Compressor piston shape to reduce clearance volume

A piston assembly for reducing clearance volume in a reciprocating compressor for compensating for piston tilt and improving the volumetric efficiency of the compressor includes a piston located within a piston cylinder, the piston having a first end and a second end, a wrist pin associated with the first end... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Train parking or movement verification and monitoring system and method

A parking verification system and method, a movement verification system and method, and a monitoring system and method for a train, or other transit vehicle.... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation

Truck mounted brake system for rod-under style bolsters

A railcar brake system includes a first brake beam and a second brake beam configured to be mounted on opposite sides of a bolster of a railcar truck; a brake cylinder connected to the first brake beam; a first lever and a second lever pivotally connected to the first brake... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation








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