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Glossary Results for Word "Vacuum Cylinder"

Vacuum Cylinder Each coach and wagon employing vacuum brakesExplain 'Vacuum Brake' carried a vacuum cylinder (and sometimes two) to provide the force to apply the brakes when the vacuum in the brake pipe was removed. It is usally clearly visible hanging from the underframeExplain 'Underframe' looking like a cauldron approx 2ft in diameter and 18in deep, with operating rod emerging from the bottom. This was a development of the Vacuum SackExplain 'Vacuum Sack'.