Dynamic braking has one feature in common with the normal air or vacuum brakes. The limit of its force is dependent on the adhesion between a steel wheel and a steel rail. However, with dynamic braking there is no possibility of slide; over-braking dynamically produces a reverse slip, which is much less damaging to wheels, rails and braking elements. A very detailed description of this type of brake is provided, covering such topics as cooling factors, braking efforts and ranges, decelerating characteristics, driving technique and air control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1966-10-21

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 837-42
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM