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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Thirty-Seventh Annual Proceedings of the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association

    10414 South Wood Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60643
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, J H
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM