Re: Another Brake Equipment Question


Jeff Coleman
 

Dave,
High friction composition brake shoes were in service in the early
1970's when I went to work at the railroad. You can still find cast
iron shoes on a few cars.
Jeff Coleman

--- In STMFC@..., "Dave Nelson" <muskoka@...> wrote:

I'm led to understand that in the steam era brake shoes were cast
iron and
that in the modern era they are some sort of composite material
(having
better perforamnce).

Does anyone when when the transition to composite brake shoes
occurred?

Dave Nelson

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