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    Philip, I beg to disagree with Greg on the "hand" brake. They are less effective than the regular foot operation service brakes, such as for high speed stops, but are very easy to regulate in use when properly designed. Note my emphasis on "hand." ...

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    Kevin, First this forum is not a regulated form of engineering! You do not need to be highly skilled in the discussion topic to contribute. Being a P.E. shows you belong here, NSPE runs the group. You have education and may contribute a meaningful ...

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    Greg posted on e-brakes "It was tricky, and I feel it was helpful to have the ability to apply light pressure, although it is much touchier than the regular brakes by nature." Now you know what every competent locomotive engineer has to learn very quickly ...

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    Most new cars with remote start have an automatic shut off.  Our Ford Flex, for instance, if you do not get in the car and push the button to verify that you have gotten in the car, will shut itself off after 5 minutes.  Also, if someone was to get out ...

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