Wednesday, 26 November 2014

27222CD - November 2014

Coach 1722 has had its compressor reconditioned; needless to say, a compressor in good working order is essential. Besides providing sufficient air to power the air-brakes, the compressor on this type of vehicle also supplies the air-assisted suspension. A system of valves and storage tanks regulates the air so that the braking system always takes priority over the suspension. The rebuilt compressor is seen fitted to the engine.