Re: train braking for steam locomotives

Kenneth Cotton

The lead locomotive had control of the air brakes in steam operation. The engineer coupled to the train cut out his brake valve and when the lead locomotive made a set, the second engineer bailed off his brakes using the independent. 

On Monday, December 5, 2022 at 08:19:55 PM EST, James Robichaux <robichauxenterprises.jr@...> wrote:

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Date: Sun, Dec 4, 2022 at 12:42 PM
Subject: train braking for steam locomotives
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Since steam locomotives did not have what we know of as "m.u." capabilities, how did controlling the train brake on a train that had more than one locomotive on the head end work?

Did the engineer on the locomotive closest to the cars always control it?



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