This installment covers brake developments from introduction of the diesel-electric streamliners in the early 1930s to the present. The HSC, EP and electronic brake control systems for passenger service and the development of the AB and ABD valves for freight service, along with refinements such as composition brake shoes, pressure maintaining, 26-L locomotive control valves and wheel slip and slide controls for braking systems are described. The development of the radio-controlled locomotives in the middle of trains is also discussed.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Blaine, D G
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 40-46
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  • Accession Number: 00129320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM