converting 8et air to 26l

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converting 8et air to 26l

Postby Airbrake Paul » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:02 am

We have a 1944 Baldwin 4-8-4 (SF2926)that has a cut out cock? under the engineers seat that connects the drivers brake cylinder pipe to the tender BC pipe. Id like to know what it does?
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Re: converting 8et air to 26l

Postby Engineer Spike » Thu May 12, 2016 5:14 pm

All I can say is take it apart and see how it works. It may be a way for the other engine and tender trucks to come on, but not the drivers. Maybe in the mountains they wanted some additional braking power, but didn't want to risk heating up the driver tires, which might them come off.
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