L&N diesel locomotive hand brake

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L&N diesel locomotive hand brake

Postby Phil Hom » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:02 pm

What's the reason on why the L&N had the handbrake removed from its locomotive? A inquiry on Yahoo's group LocoNotes drew some blank expressions.
Phil Hom

Postby Class1railroader » Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:19 am

Are you sure about that? I mean sure you've got air, but in many situations a handbrake is necessary to secure cars or locomotives and I can't imagine a railroad knowingly operating epuipment without such. Also I do not believe the FRA would allow this either.

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