TRAIN BRAKE SYSTEMS APPLICATION AND RELEASE
Unusual and unpredictable braking actions were reported by engine men around 1970 on Canadian Railways. The problems coincided with changes in train consists that now include a greater number of 70 and 100-ton cars. The ratio of horsepower to locomotive weight had increased to the point where the independent brake was no longer capable of holding trains on grades while the train was being recharged. These problems are outlined in detail and general recommendations to prevent unusual braking are given.
- Thirty-Seventh Annual Proceedings of the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association, 1973.
Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association10414 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL United States 60643
- Peterson, J H
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Brakes; Braking; Braking performance; Control
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking control; Braking systems
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00054598
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM