The cable used to transmit electrical signals between locomotives coupled together on a single consist, allowing two or more locomotives to be controlled from a single control stand.
A device for manually applying the brakes on a car or locomotive. Hand brakes are equipped with either a wheel or a ratcheting lever that tightens a chain attached to the brake rigging. Hand brakes are released either by pulling the release lever or by turning the handbrake wheel counter-clockwise.
A type of body side bearing designed to always apply force against the body side bearing wear plate. [Read more…] about Constant Contact Side Bearing (CCSB)
The system of piping, valves, reservoirs, cylinders, and rigging used to apply and release the brakes on each car and locomotive in a train.
Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) tags are passive RFID tags located on both sides of every car and locomotive in order to track their movement.