Re: Air Brake Question
--- In STMFC@..., Bruce Smith <smithbf@m...> wrote:
A long time ago (Apr 29, 2003) Guy Wilber wrote:by 924
newothers built in early 1933 were the first cars equipped with the
there11, 1933.When these cars were built, what brake cylinders were used? Is
an "AB cylinder" or does that designation refer only to the controlthe
use of what appears to be a "K" cylinder in the Red Caboose X29 ABBruce,
The AB brake is made up with a center a center section (the PIPE
BRKT>) with a service valve and emergency valve bolted on each side.
This required the two stage reservior and a separate brake cylinder.
The cylinder would have look very similar to the split K arrangement.
I'm not sure but I think a new cylinder would have been designed for
the new system. Hope this helps some.
Jeff Coleman __
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