Figure 8-4. Brake regulator, manual type.
Section II. HANDBRAKES
a. Purpose. All railway cars must be equipped
in the following paragraphs.
with a suitable means of slowing down or stopping the
b. Parts. The main requirements of a handbrake
car by hand. When cars are being switched in yards,
they are frequently in motion with no locomotive coupled
are that it must be capable of stopping a car and that it
to them and a handbrake is necessary if trainmen are to
must operate in harmony with the airbrake Operating in
control these cars.
There are many types of
harmony means that the handbrake can be used to
handbrakes, each of which must meet operational
operate the same foundation
requirements. Handbrakes are illustrated and described