This article contains excerpts from a technical paper on specially designed compressed-air brakes. The Westinghouse company devised this system in which the simple "straight" air brake is superimposed on the automatic air brake, which thereupon functions as an emergency brake. This arrangement has the advantage of retaining the automatic brake in fully-charged condition, ready for use if needed, so that there is no danger of a train getting out of control. Methods of arranging the brake components on freight and on passenger vehicles are given in the original paper.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fawcett, B
  • Publication Date: 1947-9-19

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  • Accession Number: 00037920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM