This article discusses the economics of brake systems, especially that extras costs in changes should bring about greater safety, train handling improvement and easier maintenance. Factors of higher speeds, increased loading as reflected in higher air pressure requirements, problems of brake block and wheel temperatures, as well as increased stresses in the components are considered. Increased wear in brake blocks and wheels can result either in higher costs or spatial limitations for the hardware necessary to perform the tasks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Broadbent, H R
  • Publication Date: 1952-12-5

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  • Accession Number: 00037787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM