ECP Passenger Cable-Based Braking System—ECP-Ready Configurations


This document defines the requirements for the procurement of passenger rail cars, cab cars and locomotives that can be equipped with passenger electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake equipment as used in the general railroad system.

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APTA PR-M-S-030-21 Original 01/15/2021 Published Current


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This standard defines the various ways a passenger car, cab car and locomotive are configured for the future application of ECP brake systems. The configuration levels are used by a railroad to define the level of ECP equipment to be provided during a new or overhaul procurement.

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