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Author Topic: Westinghouse Air Brake Systems  (Read 11021 times)
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« on: January 03, 2013, 04:23:59 AM »

Not only did Westinghouse bring to the commercial market the first modern 3-phase electrical power distribution system (still used worldwide today), but he had a number of other ingenious things including steam engines, and steam-powered locomotive air brake compressors, some of which were cross compound.

You can click on any of these to enlarge them, or right click and save to your hard drive, and zoom in with your photo program.

I always wondered what that gizzmo on the side of the steam locomotives was that made so much noise when the train was stopped, and cycled on and off at seemly random times.

I ran across these engravings from a locomotive dictionary in the public domain, and it seems like I posted these somewhere, but I can't seem to find them, so here they are.

Nelson Riedel build one of these units for his scale locomotive.
I will dig out that link.



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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 04:30:05 AM »

Nelson Riedel's build of his air brake compressor is located about 2/3 of the way down this page.
http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/shay.htm

And the links take you to these pages:
http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/AirCompPump/AirCompPumpI/AirCompPumpI.htm

http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/AirCompPump/AirCompPumpII/AirCompPumpII.htm

http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/AirCompPump/AirCompPumpIII/AirCompPumpIII.htm

http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/AirCompPump/AirCompPumpIV/AirCompPumpIV.htm
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