Railway brake facts for kids
Railway brakes are brakes which are used for the cars of railway trains. The brakes are used to enable deceleration, to control acceleration when going down slopes or hills and to keep the cars standing while they are parked. There are several types of brakes, including vacuum brakes and air brakes.
Images for kids
Driver's duplex air brake gauge; left needle shows main reservoir pipe supplying the train, right needle shows the brake cylinder pressure in bar
Railway brake Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.