This article surveys the field of electro-pneumatic braking systems as applied to suburban and high speed services, to ensure rapid and simultaneous operation. Consideration is given to brake systems, brake equipment (including valves and (controllers), control systems, and the future development of electro-pneumatic control by extension to main line trains. The latter may be either by providing a straight airbrake in parallel with the existing pneumatic arrangement, with control either on timing or by a code arrangement, or by using the electric control to synchronize brake pipe reduction and recharge down a train, hence reducing the time lag to apply and release the brakes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1963-4-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 416-418
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  • Accession Number: 00037259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM