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We start off with a set of photos taken at the Galveston Railroad Museum on October 6, 2012, October 6, 2013, and October 5, 2014. The first photo shows a restored wood-sided box car's brake wheel and staff.
This is a close-up of its brake hose (and coupler).
They also have an unrestored outside-braced boxcar. These next four photos follow the brake wheel's staff all the way down.
A photo of the airhose attached to a UTLX tank car.
This photo shows the connections between two EMD F7 units. The unit on the right is the A-unit and the one on the left is the B-unit. Both are recent additions to the museum. In 2014 the engines did a run from the Galveston Museum out to Rosenberg, Texas and back again. It is good for them to stretch their legs every so often! (Warbonnets
The next set of photos were taken at the Houston Railroad Museum on October 23, 2010. The first photo shows the air hose of a tank car.
These are photos of under-body details.
The brake wheel housing of a caboose.
Parts of the brake system visible on the caboose at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum on April 13, 2013.
The remaining photos on this page are taken of the brake system on a D&LW two-bay hopper at the Steamtown National Park in Scranton, PA (taken on August 10, 2013).