Some articles on brake, brake shoes:
... All older types of trams were fitted with a hand brake which could be used to safely immobilise the tram when it was switched off, or when the power was disconnected from it for some other reason ... Often this "park brake" took the form of a small, vertically mounted wheel, often with a handle ... As the wheel was turned the braking mechanism forced brake shoes down onto the wheels ...
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