Carriage brakes

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Carriage brakes

Post by earlswood nob » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:05 pm

Good day all and compliments to all readers

This may seem a silly question concerning brakes.

With the standardisation of vacuum brakes after 1928, were the carriages also treated?

I think not as there are many photos of post 1928 locos with Westinghouse equipment.

Did rolling stock fitted with Westinghouse brakes, remain so fitted?

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Re: Carriage brakes

Post by jwealleans » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:00 pm

The former Jazz services remained air braked. Much of the rest of the GE went vacuum only, but I have photos of carriages after 1948 still showing a westinghouse pipe. I think the NE area eliminated air brakes altogether.

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Re: Carriage brakes

Post by 52D » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Ah JW you raise an interesting point do you think my N2 should have a westo pump or not as i cant seem to find a pic of 4739, and my greenie is not too helpful on the matter.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Carriage brakes

Post by JASd17 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 pm

The Green books and Yeadon are in agreement, 4739 was vacuum braked only.


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