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What is Air Brake System in Loco?
Oct 28 2012 (19:31)
Blog Post# 565372-1
Journey from 9W to EK Added by: Journey from 9W to EK Oct 29 2012 (02:00)
The compressed air is used for obtaining brake application. The brake pipe and feed pipe run throughout the length of the coach. Brake pipe and feed pipe on consecutive coaches in the train are coupled to one another by means of respective hose couplings to form a continuous air passage from the locomotive to the rear end of the train. The compressed air is supplied to the brake pipe and feed pipe from the locomotive. The magnitude of braking force increases in steps with the corresponding reduction in brake pipe pressure and vice-versa.
Back again after some commitments with some braking action this time..
BRAKING SYSTEMS OF INDIAN RAILWAYS: I have mentioned in the first blog post of this that any railfan is concerned with the deceleration of a train as equally to that of acceleration as it is very very vital to have PROPER BRAKING SYSTEMS and personnel trained to PROPERLY and TIMELY USE BRAKING SYSTEMS. I would like to share two of IR's major braking systems as far as what i know:
AIR BRAKING SYSTEM: This is the most widely used braking system in...