This paper discusses some of the more troublesome problems that have been experienced together with the remedies and maintenance procedures adopted to overcome them on air brake equipment. These problems relate to (1) teething troubles which require modifications to equipment, (2) training of both the operating and maintenance staff, (3) having to maintain a more sophisticated system of braking which has tight operating tolerances, and (4) operating two completely different systems during the transition period. In conclusion it is important to emphasize that the two-pipe air brake system as adopted by British Railways for locomotive-hauled trains, is considered to give the best performance that can be obtained from a purely pneumatic system, being second only to the electro-pneumatic brake such as is used on electric multiple units.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, S H
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 322-348
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  • Accession Number: 00040780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM