How a train's air brakes work

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Listen carefully to this guy describing 1950s train air brakes and then modern train air brakes: they have fail-safe features that make it virtually impossible for the brakes to release. More proof that the story we are being told in the Lac Megantic train hoax is simply a lie and contradicts basic brake operation.

In the wake of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, Michael Guy from the Toronto Railway Museum explains what it could take for a typical train’s air brake system to fail.

via A look at how a train’s air brakes work | Toronto Star.

3 thoughts on “How a train's air brakes work

  1. lynne0312

    I find it difficult to believe that the engineers leave the trains running and unattended too. What would be the point of that?

    I have also been unable to find any information about how the initial fire started – before the train drifted. None of this makes sense.

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