Brake shoes attach to the head of the brake beams and press against the tread of the wheel when the brakes are applied.
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)