Brake Valve

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Brake Valve

 

a device that controls the brakes of railroad rolling stock. It is mounted in the engineer’s cabin in the locomotive and is a part of the braking system of the train. The valve is opened and closed by turning a special handle. The brake valve is used to charge the brake pipeline, to release compressed air from it, and to maintain a specified pressure. In some countries (the USSR, the USA, and France) remote-controlled brake valves are also used.

REFERENCE

Grinio, V. A., V. I. Krylov, and A. K. Ozolin. Krany mashinista, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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