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Air Brakes Part One
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AIR BRAKES PART ONE - Questions 1 to 25

1. A rotary or reciprocating device for compressing air is:

2. A term used to indicate the release of locomotive brake cylinder pressure that develops as a result of an automatic brake application is:

3. An emergency brake application on a train for which no apparent cause can be determined is:

4. The simultaneous use of air and dynamic braking, controlled and mixed automatically, to provide retarding force on engines and self-propelled cars is called:

5. Handle position on automatic brake valves used to forestall or recover from a penalty brake application is:

6. The amount of brake pipe reduction necessary to obtain maximum brake cylinder pressure during service brake application is:

7. A cylinder in which compressed air acts on a piston that transmits the force of the compressed air to the associated brake rigging is a:

8. A manually operated device positioned by the train operator to control the flow of air into the brake pipe for charging, applying and releasing
the automatic brake system on each car or locomotive:

9. An automatic service application of air brakes caused by a safety device:

10. That portion of the brake valve quadrant on automatic brake valves ranging from minimum reduction position to full service position is:

11. A device to operate the air brakes on locomotive independently of the train brakes.

12. A test performed by the train operator while the train is in motion to verify that the brake system functions as intended is:

13. What is the maximum independent brake-cylinder pressure allowed on GO Locomotives with composition brake shoes?

14. What is the Equalizing Reservoir?

15. Suppression:

16. Release:

17. Minimum Service:

18. Emergency:

19. Handle Off:

20. Full Service:

21. Movement of the brake valve handle from release position through the service zone will:

22. Control cars utilize [ blank ] equipment to control the brake operation of the locomotive, control cab car and coaches.

23. A system that automatically releases brake cylinder pressure rapidly upon detection of wheel slide and restores brake cylinder pressure as
soon as wheel begins to revolve best describes:

24. A feature of the control valve that provides for incremented release of brake cylinder pressure proportionate to increases in brake pipe pressure best describes:

25. [ blank blank ] is used for normal passenger service operation.

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