Air Brakes

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Fri Oct 16 13:41:04 EDT 2009

That is interesting! Makes a lot of sense really....
Charlie Long

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>Subject: Air Brakes


>I received a great technical book for my recent birthday called Cyclopedia

>of Engineering Vol III originally published in 1902 that covers Locomotive

>Boilers and Engines; Air Brakes; and Self-Contained Railway Cars.


>In the exhaustive description (profusely illustrated) of the early air

>brake systems one statement really jumped out when considering the new unit

>train system installed on the NS coal drag moving on the Bristol line.


>I attach scans from the book with the specific reference boxed in red.


>Mike Pierry, Jr.

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