Parking brakes on PA-x fleet.

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Parking brakes on PA-x fleet.

Post by HBLR » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:49 am

Are there any physical parking brakes on any of the current PA revenue fleet?
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Re: Parking brakes on PA-x fleet.

Post by OportRailfan » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:13 pm

HBLR wrote:Are there any physical parking brakes on any of the current PA revenue fleet?
Yes. On the older PA-1-4 fleet, I believe they are at one of the ends of the car. I think on the B end.

I doubt they changed it on the new PA-5 series.
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Re: Parking brakes on PA-x fleet.

Post by HBLR » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:37 am

Ok, because the other day at hoboken i heard that cranking sound, similar to what they do up above for nj transit trains. How often do they use the parking brake? Been riding PATH for a loooong time this is the first i've heard it being applied.
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