The official word on air brakes

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Thanks to regular reader Steve Lucas, who – in response to my postings about brake tests and a model air test guide – sent me a spare copy of a 1938 book outlining the Canadian National Railway’s regulations governing air brakes and air signal equipment.

This 23-page booklet includes several sections on Terminal Brake Test and Road Brake Test procedures for passenger, mixed and freight train operation. I look forward to reading it, and determining whether there’s any room to improve my simulated testing procedures on the layout.

Thanks for this, Steve – great info!

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