Brookville Equipment Corporation
|Headquarters||Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Products||underground haulage equipment, locomotives and mass transit applications|
Brookville Equipment Corporation, based in Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States, manufactures railroad locomotives for industrial and light capacity switching needs. The company used to be known as Brookville Locomotive Company.
In order to keep up with technological advances through the 20th century, Brookville has had to constantly improve their products. Brookville's locomotives were the first to include planetary drive axles rather than chain drives.
In 2007, BEC unveiled its CoGeneration locomotives with up to 2,100 horsepower (1,600 kW), generated through the use of three low-emission diesel engines. The use of three clean-burning Tier-3 engines offers a "Power on Demand" feature where engines come on-line as power needs are realized. This feature minimizes emissions and fuel consumption. CoGeneration locomotives also offer the most advanced traction drive system. Equipped with individual, water-cooled IGBTs for each traction motor, this provides the highest rail adhesion.
Brookville currently manufactures equipment used in mining, tunneling, and industrial and switching applications and remanufactures streetcar equipment, such as the PCC streetcars for Route 15 in Philadelphia. In 2008, Brookville built its first road switchers for the Metro-North Railroad. The locomotives are given the model designation of BL20-GH.
Brookville also offers exhaust after treatments for its underground diesel locomotives that reduce emissions by 85%. BEC's Railwalker re-railing devices can also put its locomotives back on-track without the risk of injury to the operator.
On 14 September 2011, Brookville announced plans to develop a low-floor articulated tram.
 Rail products
- Metro-North Railroad ordered 10 units, 110-115 in Metro North paint and 125-130 ordered for Connecticut Department of Transportation painted in New Haven scheme. The order also includes two multi-engine CoGeneration locomotives for MTA Capital and four (115ton) locomotives for the Staten Island Railway.
- Brookville was involved in the building of a low-emissions genset locomotive for the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad that was commissioned in July 2010. The single locomotive was built through a partnership with several local and federal agencies, as well as the railroad and BEC. A second genset was produced for the Buffalo and Pittsburgh, which entered service on 10 December 2010, as well as one for the Ohio Central Railroad, both of which contained an engine kit from Brookville.
- Tri-Rail, a commuter rail line in Miami, ordered 10 BL36PH passenger locomotives from Brookville on 25 February 2011, at a cost of $109 million.
 See also
- "Philadelphia, PA (Route 15 - Girard)". American Public Transportation Association. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "Brookville to produce modern tram". Railway Gazette International. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
- "Buffalo & Pittsburgh to unveil low-emission locomotive". Progressive Railroading. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- "Genesee & Wyoming commissions second GenSet for Buffalo & Pittsburgh". Progressive Railroading. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
- "$109 Million Tri-Rail Contract Awarded After Challenge". Sunshine State News. 25 February 2011. Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.