Re: WESTERFIELD MP DOOR AND A HALF AUTO CAR
--- In STMFC@..., WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:
2) The triple valve is in the same position on the opposite side of the car. It is on the end
without the brake staff again between the left truck and the small left door.
This means that the lines between the air reservoir and the triple valve run almost the full length ofOne of the AAR recommendations / requirements for AB brake installations was that the control valve was to NOT be placed below a door, where trucks backing up to the car to load / unload might damage the valve. Sounds like the builder took this to heart. Other roads installed a steel bash plate to protect the valve when it was convenient to locate it below the door opening.
the car. This is so unusual that I thought I would question this before actuating it on the