Re: Stupid hand brake question

Dennis Storzek
 

Hey, it's work to lower the brake staff. The brakes were usually in the up position, unless there was some reason (such as interference with the load).  Since the hand brake was otherwise required to be operative for switching and spotting the car, I suspect a lowered hand brake was a defect that the car men were required to remedy when they inspected the train... Anyone know? At any rate, most photos of flatcars in trains show them in the up position.

Dennis Storzek

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