Classic Trains and Railroad Engineering Volume 3: Contemporary Air Brake Practice

Release Date: February 8, 2023
Author: Mark Bussler
Length: 480 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592183135 MSRP: $27.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592183142  MSRP: $39.95
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Volume 3 in the ultimate technical railroading series focuses on every aspect of period locomotive air brakes.

Everything you ever wanted to know about locomotive air brakes but were afraid to ask – it’s all right here. The third part in this massive tome of railroading knowledge includes dozens of restored illustrations, graphs, and diagrams that cover Westinghouse air brakes, New York air brakes, the Dukesmith system, operating procedures, maintenance, and everything in between.

• Restored illustrations, graphs, and diagrams
• Full-Size 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
• Hardcover and softcover printing options
• The editor’s original page layouts
• Classic type font
• Bold retro-styled cover design

Chapter List:
Chapter 1: Why the Air Brake is Misunderstood
Chapter 2: Westinghouse Air Brake Equipment
Chapter 3: Westinghouse Air Brake Defects
Chapter 4: New York Air Brake Equipment
Chapter 5: The Dukesmith Air Brake Control System
Chapter 6: Operation, Handling, and Maintenance of the Dukesmith System
Chapter 7: The Philosophy of Air Brake Handling, Rules & Tables for Computing Brake Power, Etc…
Chapter 8: The Straight Air Brake as Used on Electric Traction Cars

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.