Air Brakes: An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Westinghouse Air Brake as Designed for Passenger and Freight Service and for Electric Cars, With Rules for Care and Operation (Classic Reprint)

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The History of braking devices for railroad trains describes a long series of mechanisms from the simple hand form to the complicated electric type. Some of these sprang rapidly into prominence and then disappeared quite as rapidly into the dump-heap. Others persisted for several years, but were finally laid away by their friends with evident reluctance. The one device which has had an uninterrupted success since the invention by Westing-house is the air brake, and today this type of brake is almost exclusively used on both railroad and electric trains.

The essential quality of any braking device is reliability. It must work in season and out, night and day, in good weather and bad, in excessive heat or cold - in fact, nothing under any circumstances must interfere with its efficient action for the lives of many passengers and the safety of thousands of dollars worth of property absolutely depend upon the ability of these brakes to bring the train to a stop as desired by the engineer. Such a device is the air brake and the present equipment is so reliable that railroad accidents are almost never due to any fault of the brakes.

The author has chosen the Westinghouse system as being the most typical and most widely used and has carefully analyzed the various types of equipment for freight and passenger service. Copious diagrams indicate the action of the brake under various positions of the operating lever and rules for operating and care of the equipment make the article especially valuable. The article treats as well the types of equipment which have been developed especially for electric cars. The treatment of all of the equipment is strictly up-to-date and should be of value either to the practical railroad man or to the layman who wants the "know how" of things.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Air Brakes: An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Westinghouse Air Brake as Designed for Passenger and Freight Service and for Electric Cars, With Rules for Care and Operation The History of braking devices for railroad trains describes a long series of mechanisms from the simple hand form to the complicated electric type. Some of these sprang rapidly into prominence and then disappeared quite as rapidly into the dump-heap. Others persisted for several years, but were finally laid away by their friends with evident reluctance. The one device which has had an uninterrupted success since the invention by Westing-house is the air brake, and today this type of brake is almost exclusively used on both railroad and electric trains. The essential quality of any braking device is reliability. It must work in season and out, night and day, in good weather and bad, in excessive heat or cold - in fact, nothing under any circumstances must interfere with its efficient action for the lives of many passengers and the safety of thousands of dollars worth of property absolutely depend upon the ability of these brakes to bring the train to a stop as desired by the engineer. Such a device is the air brake and the present equipment is so reliable that railroad accidents are almost never due to any fault of the brakes. The author has chosen the Westinghouse system as being the most typical and most widely used and has carefully analyzed the various types of equipment for freight and passenger service. Copious diagrams indicate the action of the brake under various positions of the operating lever and rules for operating and care of the equipment make the article especially valuable. The article treats as well the types of equipment which have been developed especially for electric cars. The treatment of all of the equipment is strictly up-to-date and should be of value either to the practical railroad man or to the layman who wants the know how of things. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781332097944

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