THREE METHODS OF EMPTY/LOAD BRAKING FOR FREIGHT CARS

The increasing occurrence of lightweight, high capacity freight cars mandates the use of empty-load brake equipment. Railroad managements are faced with a choice between displacement, valvular and leverage type equipment to perform this important function. This paper describes the operating principles of each method and presents a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages to aid in selecting a unit appropriate for a particular use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-21, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Beacon, R G
    • Bissell, T J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 80-WA/RT-7 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM