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EuroBrake 2024 Review

In mid June 2024, the annual EuroBrake conference was held in the German city of Mainz, with over 1100 delegates in attendance. As usual, the three days included a tightly packed technical program, and the conference venue hosted a large exhibition of braking technology from leading suppliers. In preparing the technical content, the programme development …

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Braking down to the wire

Ceci n’est pas une pipe In this post, we shall spend some time exploring the topic of brake by wire, and look at the various flavours of decoupled brake systems already in the market, as well as the prospects for Brake-by-Wire using electrical energy as the energy transmission system. We will also discuss the advantages …

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Drumm’s Electric Train

This St. Patrick’s Day, lets’ take a look back at a pioneering electric vehicle project, built around a breakthrough battery technology that allowed the nascent Irish government to open a whole new frontier of green transport. In preparing this entry, the support and contributions of The Irish Railways Records Society have been invaluable, and the …

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