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Fri Oct 16 13:41:04 EDT 2009
That is interesting! Makes a lot of sense really....
>From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
>Sent: Oct 15, 2009 9:24 PM
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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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