After discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the vacuum and the air brake it is concluded that they balance, except the delay of release with the vacuum. Members of the brake industry have undertaken much research into the vacuum brake, and in its latest form, with improved brake cylinders and valves. There seems little doubt that for all freight trains of the length likely to be practicable in this country, taking into consideration yard capacity and loading gauge, it answers well. The faster running possible with a fitted train will more than recoup the greater time required for starting by the vacuum brake.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-7-6

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  • Accession Number: 00039959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM