The vacuum brake system is particularly suitable for diesel locomotives where the problem of finding room for orthodox brake cylinders is difficult. It is designed to give augmented locomotive brake power by taking advantage of an increase of cylinder vacuum at the moment of brake application without interference with the normal working vacuum throughout the train. A two-pipe driver's valve is used, which isolates the exhauster side of the system before admitting air to the train pipe. Both vertical and horizontal types are available with pull or push action. The new cylinders are so designed that the driver can manipulate the brakes separately on locomotive and train, or both simultaneously.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-8-26

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 243
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  • Accession Number: 00037767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM