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Railway brake


Heavy braking and sparks with cast iron brake blocks


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Air brakes and locomotive connections


Закрепление одного вагона двумя башмаками с накатом. Securing one railway car with two brake shoes.


Railway air brake systems

Brakes are used on the cars of railway trains to enable deceleration, control acceleration (downhill) or to keep them standing when parked. While the basic principle is familiar from road vehicle usage, operational features are more complex because of the need to control multiple linked carriages and to be effective on vehicles left without a prime mover. Clasp brakes are one type of brakes historically used on trains.
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