Text and photos by Michel AZEMA

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Brakes in the engine room

Drum brakes (B) on engine (A) axles.

Disc brakes on the big pulley.

Brakes on the cabin

Three pairs of jaws (A) for the emergency brake.

(only on the same size of the cabin)

Cog wheel brake on rack between the rails.

This system was used on water-ballast funicular to regulate the speed of the descending cabin.
The rack can be an Abt or a Riggenbach rack.

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