APT-P Braking System

H.K. Braking system

Operating on the principle of pumping water from reservoirs on the vehicle into a rotor and stator chamber mounted within conical shaped axles a torque restraining relative movement between the two assemblies is created. Halting fast trains within existing signalling distances, at low speeds the Hydrokinetic brakes are supplemented by simple friction brakes acting on the wheel treads.

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Last Revised: 22 Jul 2005 11:57
by R G Latham
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