Brake shoes attach to the head of the brake beams and press against the tread of the wheel when the brakes are applied.
A Y47 pin is the vertical pin which holds an F-type or EF-type coupler into the yoke.
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)