Thousands of Italian Westinghouse brake distributors of U and U-R types are now in use on the Italian State Railways (F.S.) and other systems. An advantage of the basic U distributor is the time delay of 30 sec in the re-opening of the control reservoir after the end of a brake release. This permits the re-charging of the system in full release position of the brake valve for a longer time than permitted by other distributors. It also provides a positive security against exhaustion of the brake. The U-R distributor is in use only on passenger stock, for it is only in these vehicles that the brake cylinder filling time need be as low as 4 to 5 sec.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1967-2-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 110-111
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM