Dear ABA Members,

Welcome to our new website. There are new procedures for logging into the site for the first time. For security please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further instructions.

Thank You,

Bruce McConnell

It is great sadness that we have lost more members of our ABA family. On October 22, 2016 Ralph Vint passed on and on March 31, 2017 Elmer Skantar passed on. They both will be missed.

Dear Members,

As of January 1, 2018 the Annual Dues for the Air Brake Association will be increasing. US and Canada will be $55.00 and International will be $65.00. Companies paying Annual Dues for 2 or more members, will continue to pay $50.00 for US and Canada and $60 for International. These increases have come about due to the increase in postage as well as the upgrade of our website which will be coming very soon. Dues will be able to be paid online with the new website.

Paid members within a 2 year time frame can now access the ABA Proceedings Books and Index.

The ABA 2017 Annual Conference to be held during the Railway Interchange 2017 located at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN September 17th through the 20th.

The link for registration is below. When registering, remember that we are part of the CMA (Coordinated Mechanical Associations).

Make sure to click on the NEWS key to see information about the keynote speaker. See you there!


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Below is the link to book your reservations for Railway Interchange. It is a first come first served. You DO NOT have to affiliate with any specific organization. The main hotel for RSI is the Hyatt. The Embassy Suites are also available.



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The Air Brake Association is a not-for-profit educational organization which was founded in 1893. This organization was created to obtain a higher efficiency in Air Brake Service.

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