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Published at Peoria, Illinois, by the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen

Hie 50

Vol. XXXII–Jan.-June, 1902

PAGE

Air Brake.

PAGE

Air Gauge.

Engineer's Brake Valve......489, 781

(Illustrations)

Duplex Gauge.

(Illustrations

.507, 508

490, 491, 492, 493, 781, 782

68

Location of..

503

Equalizing Port.

Excess Pressure with F-6 Brake

Effect of Leak in Tubes.

659

Valve

365

Tests for Accuracy.

639

Feed Valve Broken Off.

784

Air Pump, Westinghouse.

Feed Valve Defect..

68

Feed Valve, Old Style

Amount of Oil Required..

658

(Illustration)

643

Engine Oil or Kerosene in Air

Feed Valve Won't Regulate. 202

Cylinder

509

“Flash” at Brake Valve.

365

Pump “Dancing”,

201

Gradual Closing.

491

Air Pump, New York.

Lap Position..

492

Old Style Feed Valve.

Balancing Rods in the Tappet

Construction

643

Rods

69

Feeds Up Too Slow.

616

Early Return Movement of Piston

(Illustration)

643

on Duplex Pump.

511

Location

616

Duplex Pump.

307

Operation

644

(Illustration

308 Varies in Regulation.

645

Effect of Water in the Steam End 660 Will Not Regulate..

614

Irregularity in the Strokes of

Percentage of Discharge.

Pistons

639

Piston Valve Leakage.

495

Leaky Air Discharge and Steam

Preliminary Exhaust Port.

09

Exhaust Unions..

787

Preventing Quick Action.

193

Locating Back Leakage to Pump. 512 Release Position..

490

Piston Rods, Best Method for

Rotary Valve, Face of (Illustra-

Fastening Piston Heads to.... 787 tion)

642

Air Signal.

Rotary Valve, Improved.

497

Running Position

637

Blows When Brakes Are Released 510

Service Application Tests (Dia-

Fails With Long Train.

510

grams ..)..

43

492

Auxiliary Reservoir.

Service Application Position.

Service Position Defects..

495

Auxiliary Reservoir and Corres-

Slide Valve Feed Valve.

ponding Brake Cylinder.

69 (Illustrations)

.639, 640

Auxiliary Reservoirs of Different

Construction

638

Sizes, Time to Charge.

785 Operation

641

Reduction Necessary from Ninety

Will Not Regulate..

642

Pounds to Equalize.

203

Slower Reduction With Longer

Time Required to Charge.

509

Trains

491

Three-Way Cock

489

Brake Cylinder.

Valve Dees Not Mark Positions.. 496

Auxiliary Reservoir and Corres-

Valve Works Hard....

202

ponding Brake Cylinder ..

69

Gauge on Freight Brake Cylinder 78+ Engineer's Brake Valve, New York.

Reduction Necessary from Ninety

Blocking Piston 104..

512

Pounds to Equalize.

203 Brake Valve...

513

Resistance and Friction.

203 (Illustration)

515

Which Piston Starts First.

511

Engineer's Brake Valve, Westinghouse.

Worn Packing Leather 107. 511

Brake Valve Ilandles llard...... 4996

Correction

747 Pump Governor, Westinghouse.

Defects of Position Described. 494 Air Pump Governor-Steam Valve 785

Emergency Position...

491 Cleaning Governor.

202

PAGE

Westinghouse Duplex Pump Gov-
ernor (Illustration)....

71
Pump Governor, New York.
Effect of Combination Leaky

Packing Ring and Plugged Re-
lief Port D.....

639
Effect of Connecting Governor Air

Pipe Beneath Brake Valve Cur.
Out Cock

787

New York Duplex Governor (11:

lustration)

513

New York Pump Governor. 512

(Illustration)

514

Retaining Valve.
Air and Hand Brakes.

352
Average Pressure Held by Retain-
ing Valve...

348

Pressure Developed.

511

Pressure Retaining Valve (Illus-
trations)

347

Retaining Valve Experience. 305

Speed and Train Pipe Charts. 319

(Illustrations)...349, 350, 351, 352

Testing Retainers.

319
Time for Pressure to Reduce in
Operative Position..

318

Slack Adjuster.

Apparent Irregular Adjustment.. 50

Care of Adjuster.

50

Facilitating Inspector's Work.. 52

Hand Adjustment of Piston Travel 43

How Connected Up.

45

Piston Travel.

42

Piston Travel, Why Regulate. 42
Slack Adjuster, The Automatic.. 45

(Illustrations) 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51
Slack Taken Up and Ratchet Nut
Free

47
Standing vs. Running Travel.. 41

Triple Valve, Westinghouse.

Driver Brake Triple Releases. ... 201

Duties of Triple Piston, Slide and

Graduating Valves.

303

Special Driver Brake Triple Valve 70

(Illustration)

70

Why Use Plain Triple on Tender. 510

Triple Valve, New York.

Exhaust Slide Valve 38 Turned

End for End.

366

Function of Spring Behind Check

Valve 117..

70

Packing Rings.

56

Piston Packing Ring (Illustra-

tion).

56

Plain Triple Valve.

70

(Illustration)

71

Freezing in Chamber G.

786

Quick Action Triple Valve. 72, 203

(Illustration)

71

Diagrammatic Sketch.

73

Special Driver Brake Triple

Valve

72

(Illustration)

72

Vent Valve Piston (Illustration ) 57

Vent Valve Piston Packing Ring

(Illustration):

Will Not Remain Applied.. 652

A Question on "Air”.

173

Air Brake Association Convention.
Best Method of Handling Air

Brake Work in Connection

with Yard Testing Plants... 773
Frozen Train Pipes, Their

Cause and Prevention.. 766
Roundhouse Air Brake Work,

Inspection and Repairs.. 726, 763
Air Brake Association Questions
and Answers.

367
Air Brake Chart, L. F. M.

636, 654, 839

Air Brake Happenings on the Air

Line

357

Air Brake Models.

21

Air Brake Pointers From the
Yard Clerk

778

Air Brake Study

42, 188, 346, 488, 637

Air Brake, Manipulating.

775

Air Braking at the Boarding

House

198

About New York Brakes

69, 203, 366, 511, 659, 786

About Westinghouse Brakes

66, 201, 364, 509, 657, 784

Answers to a Question on “Air”

330, 333

Applying and Releasing Brakes. . 361

As It Happened on the Air Line. 650

Best Method of Handling Air

Brake Work in Connection with
Yard Testing Plants.

773

Bleeding Off Brakes..

660

Brake Beam Leverage (Diagram) 63

Brake Shoe Friction (Diagram).. 648

Changing from One to Another

Pressure

203

Changing to Straight Air.. 660

Combined Straight Air and Auto-

matic Engine and Tender Brakes 657

Difference Between Automatic and

Straight Air...

364

Difference in Size of Train Pipe on

Engine and Freight Car.

510

Driver Brake Slides Wheels. 67

Driver and Tender Brakes, Test-

ing

Double Pressure Method of Com-

pressing Air, Advantages of... 195

Double Pressure System, Arrange-

ment of Piping for Duplex Gov-

ernor (Illustration)..

55

Drain Cups, New York (Illustra-

tion)....

. 203, 204

Duplex Systems of Air Compres-

sion

52

Effect of Brakes Cut Out.

365

Effect of Overcharging..

366

Emergency Stops.

188

Equalization of Air Pressures. 497

(Diagrams).

.498, 499, 500

Foundation Brakes.

62

Friction

646

Frozen Train Pipes, Their Cause

and Prevention

766

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