CR 5521 on XWG-18E at Essington, PA

CR 5521 on XWG-18E at Essington, PA


CR Chester SecondaryEssington, PA
United States
39° 51' 55.4976" N, 75° 18' 13.7052" W

A Conrail electronic air braking system (EABS) test train rolls northbound through Wanamaker Yard. The consist is CR 5521, 5522, 5525, analyzer car 18, 0x80 for 2,480 tons.  EABS applies the brakes to every car of a train simultaneously via an electronic brake signal, allowing a train to stop smoothly in 30-70% less distance than traditional brake-equipped trains.  Info compiled from The Conrail Cyclopedia.  Click here for more info on Conrail's use of EABS.


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