Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899

Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899

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Air Brake Catechism Up to date By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1899
 
Air Brake Catechism By Robert Blackall Hard cover 1905  305 Pages  Indexed
Up-To-Date Air Brake Catechism Twentieth Edition by Robert H Blackhall
Hard Cover
305 pages
Copyright 1898, 1905
A complete study of the Westinghouse air brake equipment, including the very latest devicesand inventions, the operation of all the parts are explainedin detail and a practical way of finding their peculiarites and defects with their proper remedy is given.  It includes the necessary information to enable a railroad man to pass a throughly satisfactory examination on the subject of air brakes.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Beginnings of the Air Brake 17-20
Westinghouse Automatic Brake21
Triple Valve  22-48
Plain Triple Valve 22-34
Function of the Triple Valve 27-34
Quick-Action Triple Valve35-48
Peculiarities and Troubles of the Triple Valve40-48
Freight Equipment 49-53
Piston Travel 54-65
American Brake-Slack Adjuster 66-73
Westinghouse Retaining Valves - Operation, Troubles, Benefits74-83
Main Reservoir84-88
Westinghouse Engineer's Brake Valves89-131
G 6 Brake Valve91-117
Slide-Valve Feed Valve101-104
Feed Valve or Trainline Governor (Old Style)  105-109
Engineer's Equalizing Reservoir or " Little Drum " 110-113
Peculiarities and Troubles 114-117
Westinghouse D 8 Engineer's Brake Valve  118-129
Operation and Description 118-125
Peculiarities and Troubles126-129
Comparison of G 6 and D 8 Engineer's Brake Valve 130-131
Westinghouse Air Pumps132-153
Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump132-144
Peculiarities and Care 137-144
Eight-Inch Pump 145-149
Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump, Right and Left Hand 149-150
Eleven-Inch Pump 151-153
Westinghouse Pump Governors-Operation, Peculiarities and Care154-160
The Sweeney Compressor 161
The Water Brake162-169
For Simple Engines.163-165
For Compound Engines 165-169
Westinghouse Signal System170--184
Operation and Description170-178
Peculiarities and Troubles179-184
High Speed Brake185-196
Schedule U or High-Pressure Control97-200
Combined Automatic and Straight Air201-213
Duplex Main Reservoir Regulation214-216
Appliances and Methods of Testing Triple Valves  217-227
Lubricants225
Air Brake Recording Gages229-233
Train Inspection234-242
Train Handling243-261
Brake Tests 261-267
Piping268-269
Cam Brake270
Braking Power and Leverage271-286
Cylinders to be Used on Different Vehicles 287
American Brake Leverage28S-290
Air Hose and Specifications291-294
Rules and Formulae for Air-Brake Inspector 295-299
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF WESTINGHOUSE
AIR BRAKE AND SIGNAL EQUIPMENT
Plate I. Colored Chart Showing General Arrangement of High-Speed and Signal Equipment on Passenger Engine, Passenger-Engine Tender and Passenger Car.
Plate II. Colored Chart Showing General Arrangement of Air Brake Equipment on Freight or Switch-Engine, Freight or Switch-Engine Tender and Freight Car.
Plate III. Colored Chart Showing Usual Location of Air Brake and Signal Equipment on an Engine and Tender.
Plate IV. Showing Different Positions and Parts of the
Plain Triple Valve, including :
Fig. i. Plain Triple Valve-Release Position
Fig. 2. Plain Triple Valve-Service Position
Fig. 3. Plain Triple Valve-Lap Position
Fig. 4. Plain Triple Valve-Emergency Position
Plate V. Showing Different Positions and Parts of the Quick-Action Triple Valve, including :
Fig. 5. Quick-Action Triple Valve-Release Position
Fig. 6. Quick-Action Triple Valve-Service Position
Fig. 7. Quick-Action Triple Valve-Lap position
Fig. 8. Quick-Action Triple Valve-Emergency Position
Fig. 9. Quick-Action Triple Valve Slide-Valve Bushing
Fig. 10. Quick-Action Triple Valve Slide-Valve
Fig. 11. Freight Equipment50
Fig. 12. Showing Application of American Brake-Slack
Adjuster to a Passenger Car67
Fig. 13. Sectional View of American Brake-Slack Adjuster70
Fig. 14. Showing Proper Method of Drilling Brake Cylinders when used with The American Brake-Slack Adjuster 72
Fig. 15. Sectional View of Pressure Retaining Valve75
Fig. 16. Retaining Valve used with 12, 14 and 16-inch Brake Cylinders   82
Fig. 17. " Pullman " Retaining Valve, used on Vestibule Cars82
Fig. 18. Standard Retaining Valve used with 6, 8 and 10-inch
Brake Cylinders 82
Fig. 19. Driver Brake Retaining Valve 82
Fig. 20. D8 Engineer's Brake Valve-Release Position 93
Plate VI. Showing Sectional Views of the G 6 Engineer's
Brake Valve and Slide Valve Feed Valve, including :
Fig. 21. G 6 Engineer's Brake Valve-Release Position
Fig. 22. G 6 Engineer's Brake Valve-Running Position  
Fig 23. G 6 Engineer's Brake Valve-Plan View  
Fig. 24. Slide Valve Feed Valve, Section Through Supply Valve Piston
Fig. 25. Slide Valve Feed Valve, Section Through Regulating Part
Fig. 26. Rotary Valve of G 6 Engineer's Brake Valve (top view)
Fig. 27. Rotary Valve of G 6 Engineer's Brake Valve (bottom view)
Fig. 28. Feed Valve or Train Line Governor (old style) 106
Fig. 29. Feed Valve Gasket 107
Fig. 30. Engineer's Equalizing Reservoir or " Little Drum "110
Fig. 31. D 8 Engineer's Brake Valve-Release Position 118
Fig. 32. D 8 Engineer's Brake Valve-Release Position 122
Fig. 33. D 8 Engineer's Brake Valve-Plan View of Rotary Seat  123
Fig. 34. Rotary Valve of D S Engineers Brake Valve (bottom view) 124
Plate VII. Nine and One-Half Inch Pump
Fig. 35. Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump, Front Section
Fig. 36. Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump, Side Section  
Fig. 37. Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump, Main Valve Bush
Fig. 38. Eight-Inch Pump in Section  146
Fig. 39. Right and Left Nine and One-Half-Inch Pump150
Plate VIII. Eleven-Inch Pump.
Fig. 40. Eleven-inch Pump, Front Section
Fig. 41. Eleven-inch Pump, Side Section
Fig. 42. Improved Pump Governor 155
Fig. 43. Old Style Pump Governor158
Fig. 44. Water Brake on Simple Engine 164
Fig. 45. Baldwin Water Brake for Compound Engines Side View 166
Fig. 46. Baldwin Water Brake for Compound Engines Front View 168
Fig. 47. Signal Equipment on Engine 170
Fig. 48. Signal Equipment on Passenger Car 172
Fig. 49. Air Signal Strainer173
Fig. 50. Car Discharge Valve174
Fig. 51. Signal Valve 176
Fig. 52. Improved Signal Reducing Valve 177
Fig. 53. Signal Whistle178
Fig. 54. Old Style Reducing Valve 179
Plate IX. High-Speed Brake Equipment
Fig. 55. High-Speed Automatic Reducing Valve187
Fig. 56. Section of High-Speed Reducing Valve Showing
Position of Ports in Emergency Stop189
Fig. 57. Section of High-Speed Reducing Valve Showing
Position of Ports with Cylinder Pressure Slightly Exceeding 6o Pounds189
Fig. 58. Section of High-Speed Reducing Valve Showing
Position of Ports in Release Position189
Fig. 59. High-Speed Reducing Valve Shown Attached to Car 191
Fig. 60. Showing Comparative Efficiency of Westinghouse Brakes193
Plate X. Schedule U or High-Pressure Control Apparatus
Fig. 61. Safety Valve 199
Fig. 62. Diagrammatic Representation of Combined Automatic and Straight-Air Brake 202
Fig. 63. Double Check Valve  204
Fig. 64. Straight-Air Brake Valve208
Fig. 65. Straight-Air Brake Valve208
Fig. 66. Straight-Air Brake Valve209
Fig. 67. Straight-Air Brake Valve209
Fig. 68. Section Through Straight-Air Brake Valve209
Fig. 69. Duplex Main Reservoir Regulation, Method of Piping 215
Fig. 70. Method of Drilling Brake Valve for Duplex Main Reservoir Regulation215
Fig. 71. Method of Drilling Brake Valve for Duplex Main Reservoir Regulation  215
Fig. 72. Controlling Valve, End Section 218
Fig. 73. Controlling Valve, Side Section 218
Fig. 74. Portable Yard Testing Plant, Side View220
Fig. 75. Portable Yard Testing Plant, End View 221
Plate XI. Cleaner's Test for Triple Valves, including :
Fig. 76. Cleaner's Test, Side View
Fig. 77. Cleaner's Test, Top View
Fig. 78. Cleaner's Test, End View
Plate XII. Shop Repair Test for Triple Valves, including :
Fig. 79. Shop Repair Test, Side View
Fig. 80. Shop Repair Test, Top View
Fig. 81. Shop Repair Test, End View
Fig. 82. Air Brake Recording Gauge, Revolving Type 231
Fig. 83. Air Brake Recording Guage, Horizontal Type 232
Fig. 84. Lever of First Class274
Fig. 85. Lever of First Class, Applied to Car Wheel274
Fig. 86. Lever of Second Class 276
Fig. 87. Lever of Second Class, Applied to Car Wheel 276
Fig. 88. Lever of Third Class277
Fig. 89Lever of Third Class, Applied to Car Wheel277
Fig. 90. Hodge System of Leverage 278
Fig. 91. Steven's System of Leverage284
Fig. 92. Hodge System of Leverage 284
Fig. 93. Leverage System for Tenders284
Fig. 94. American Driver-Brake Leverage289
Fig. 95. Showing Markings on Air Hose 293
Fig. 96. Method of Testing Hose294
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