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Brake components are being prepared, painted and refitted including, above, the handbrake screw shaft, brackets and handwheel.

Below, Westinghouse combination brake unit, incorporating auxiliary reservoir, triple valve and brake cylinder in one unit.

Slotted brake arms provide the lost motion necessary to combine the brake linkage for both air and hand brake, The truss rods, when tensioned, resist the tendency for the underframe to ‘sag’ in the middle when loaded.

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