BROOKVILLE Light Rail Awards Liberty Modern Streetcar

BROOKVILLE's onboard energy storage system (OESS) for its off-wire capable Liberty Streetcar was honored as the Technical Innovation of the Year at the 2015 Global Light Rail Awards in London. In 2018, BROOKVILLE was awarded Manufacturer of the Year.


BROOKVILLE Earns Distinction of 'Highly Commended' for Manufacturer of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards in London


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) was honored as ‘Highly Commended’ for the category of Manufacturer of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards on Wed., Oct 5 at London’s Honourable Artillery Company.

Brookville Equipment Corporation - Manufactuer of the Year - Highly CommendedThe distinction was accepted by BROOKVILLE CEO and Chairman Dalph McNeil at the black-tie event and marked the second year in a row the American manufacturer has been recognized at the Global Light Rail Awards. Last year, BROOKVILLE won ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ for its Liberty Streetcar onboard energy storage system (OESS) developed for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), which was the first off-wire capable streetcar route to operate within the United States.

“As the US urban streetcar revolution gathers pace, BROOKVILLE is rapidly becoming the partner of choice,” the Global Light Rail Award judges noted in recommending BROOKVILLE to earn the honor of ‘Highly Commended.’

BROOKVILLE’s entry for Manufacturer of the Year focused on the company’s history of evolution from a mining equipment manufacturing company that advanced into the heritage streetcar restoration market in the early 2000s before ultimately shipping its first modern, articulated, off-wire capable Liberty Streetcar in 2015. The company continues to support all three markets, in addition to producing surface locomotives.

BROOKVILLE is the only manufacturer in the United States that designs and manufactures modern streetcars domestically and has now delivered four Liberty Streetcars to Dallas and delivered its first of six vehicles to Detroit’s M-1 RAIL for the city’s QLINE, which will also be off-wire capable. In addition, BROOKVILLE has orders of six and five Liberty Streetcars for Oklahoma City and Milwaukee, respectively.

Headquartered in Brookville, Pa., in the scenic foothills of the Allegheny forests, Brookville Equipment Corporation is a world class American manufacturer of innovative powered transportation solutions for the mining/tunneling, rail freight and passenger transportation industries. BROOKVILLE contributed to the first American manufactured streetcars since the 1950s in 2001 and has modernized, manufactured and remanufactured PCC and heritage streetcars and trolleys for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Building upon the company’s 95 years of rail-mounted vehicle manufacturing experience and over a decade of streetcar manufacturing, BROOKVILLE introduced the innovative Liberty Streetcar design in 2012, with the pilot order delivered to Dallas, Texas in 2015. Later in 2015, the Liberty Streetcar onboard energy storage system (OESS) was honored with the LRTA’s Global Light Rail Award for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year.’ Additional Liberty Streetcars have been ordered by M1-RAIL in Detroit, the City of Oklahoma City, and the City of Milwaukee.