Pittsburgh Air Brake Company (PABCO) opened its doors in 1990 to service the tourist railroad industry. President William E. Jubeck has over 30 years of experience in the railroad business, including 23 years of service with the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, mainly in the air brake and car shop.
Michael R. Jubeck is the Vice-President of Operations at PABCO, and he has 9 years of experience in the railroad air brake industry.
We service passenger, locomotive and freight car braking systems. We are one of the few brake shops in the country that can service the old P, K, and L type triple valves dating from 1889. We can also service Universal Control (UC) valves, which date from 1930, D-22 Control valves, which date from 1940, and 26-C Control Valves.
We also service locomotive brake systems, from the old 6-ET (steam locomotive) brake to the modern 26F locomotive brake system.
We can service modern freight car braking systems, too. We have the equipment and expertise to service AB, ABD and ABD/W freight car systems.
Single Car Testing Devices - both freight and passenger - can be reconditioned and certified to AAR requirements by Pittsburgh Air Brake Company.