The brake levers inside a brake van, 24 March 1909.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

The brake levers inside a brake van, 24 March 1909.

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Description

The brake van was where the guard rode on a train. He could apply the brake here in case of emergency. Brake vans had been used on trains since the 1850s. After this time brake systems started to improve. Trains were being fitted with continuous brakes to help trains stop quickly, and therefore minimise the number of accidents.
 

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10445556
 

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