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Dj Hammers

Brake Throws, 145th and Smith-9th

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went out to 145th Street to catch the C line G/O, and Smith 9th Street. Here's the footage from that day in chronological order.


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MASSIVE Brake Throw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The train op throws the brake handle but takes off with brakes still applied. That doesn't make him/her cool....

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The train op throws the brake handle but takes off with brakes still applied. That doesn't make him/her cool....

Never said he was cool lol

Just a comment about the sound, nothing more 

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Not sure where the term came from, but it's entered railfan lexicon.

What's the teeyay term for it?

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nice vids

 

Not sure where the term came from, but it's entered railfan lexicon.
What's the teeyay term for it?

LMFAO!that has to rank with CeeTeeAh(cta) for the most thoughtful nickname...

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Not sure where the term came from, but it's entered railfan lexicon.

What's the teeyay term for it?

It's just the M/M placing the handle in full release instead of running release. Brakes don't throw, they release or apply.

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It's just the M/M placing the handle in full release instead of running release. Brakes don't throw, they release or apply.

Never herd of such a term. Like I wrote before, him releasing the brakes that fast doesn't do anything because air brakes are still applied. That's why on that video you hear screeching when he takes power.

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"Running Release"...

 

Brakes released properly...

 

Its done that way no screeching..

 

You folks are welcome...

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I've been with some who take off with 20 lbs still on. I'm surprised every car hasn't uncoupled.

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"Running Release"...

 

Brakes released properly...

 

Its done that way no screeching..

 

You folks are welcome...

For what ever reason on the PA-4s, we were told to go to full release. Why? I have no idea since they use an ME-43 just like most SMEEs. But hell, it's their railroad. If it damages the equipment, that's not my problem.

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