Trends in dealing with formations up to 14,000-tons with proposals for 22,000-tons freight and mineral trains are discussed. Air braking as applied to very heavy and very long trains is of two types. On the Vitoria a Minas line in Brazil the specifications are all based on AAR practice. For the proposed 22,000-ton trains of the future, the present idea is to insert a special brake van with diesel-powered compressors and other air-brake details to which more rapid filling at the back end of the train after the full release, which is all that is possible with direct-release brakes. All the other examples quoted have graduated-release brakes of Knorr KE type, because only with an inexhaustible graduated application and graduated-release brake is it possible to have full control over a train at all times.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-4-2

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  • Accession Number: 00037860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM