Air Reservoirs

Some articles on air, air reservoirs, reservoirs:

Railway Brakes - Early Days
... the UK problems were found with the water used as brake fluid freezing The Westinghouse air brake system ... In this system, air reservoirs are provided on every vehicle and the locomotive charges the train pipe with a positive air pressure, which releases the vehicle brakes and charges the air reservoirs on the vehicles ... the brakes, his brake valve releases air from the train pipe, and triple valves at each vehicle detect the pressure loss and admit air from the air reservoirs to brake cylinders, applying the brakes ...
Electro-pneumatic Brake System On British Railway Trains - Westinghouse and EP Brake Operation
... system, activating the compressed air brakes on each coach ... The Westinghouse system uses air reservoirs on each vehicle and compressed air is released from these reservoirs to the brake cylinders as the pressure in the train pipe is reduced by the driver operating the brake ... The release of compressed air into the brake cylinders is achieved by triple valves, which are themselves controlled by the pressure of air in the train pipe, a ...

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