While, for multiple units the emphasis with braking is usually on stopping the train, for locomotives it is more usual to want to use the electric brake to hold a steady speed, supplementing this with air (or vacuum) to bring the train to a stop. Locomotives fitted with dynamic brake are therefore usually found on railway systems with long grades. The basic problems for multiple unit and locomotives are the same (slow-speed fade-out matching regenerated energy to the receptivity of the supply) but they have differing degrees of urgency for the two types of vehicle. Again, for locomotives, both rheostatic and regenerative brakes are available and either can be operated alone or blended with air/vacuum.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electric Braking, Part 1, dealing with braking of multiple units, was published in Modern Railways, August 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Scott, M
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 442-444
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 302
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1976 12:00AM