Guide to Freight Car Air Brakes


Objectives: The student will learn through text and illustrations the proper care and inspection of Freight Car Air brakes.

Audience: Carmen, brakemen, mechanics, maintenance workers, supervisors, inspectors and anyone else involved in the repair and inspection of the air brake.

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Lesson IDLesson Title
LSFCAB1AHistory, system overview, hoses, angle cocks, and end cocks
LSFCAB2ABrake shoes, pipes, and fittings
LSFCAB3ACombined dirt collector, cut-out cock, levers, and badge plates
LSFCAB4AHand brakes, brake gears, rods, pins, and safety supports
LSFCAB5AControl valves & control valve pipe brackets
LSFCAB6AReservoirs and auxiliary brake pipe reduction devices
LSFCAB7ARetaining valves, J-1 relay valve, and empty/load equipment
LSFCAB8AFoundation brake cylinders, automatic slack adjuster, WABCOPAC & NYCOPAC truck-mounted brake systems
LSFCAB9AWABCOPAC II, Westinghouse TMX, Ellcon-National 8500, and Thrall truck-mounted brake system
LSFCAB10ATX/Misner (air bag) truck-mounted brake system, air bag actuator for single axle truck, and TMB-60 air brake system

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