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Angle Cock
A valve located at each end of locomotives and cars used to open or close the brake pipe. The handle is hinged so as to lock in either the open or closed position. When the handle is in-line with the brake pipe, the angle cock is open.

Angle Cock
An appliance used for the purpose of opening or closing brake pipe on ends of cars, rear ends of tenders, and front ends of switch engines so equipped. Provision is made for supporting hose at proper angle.

RT Angle Cock A pneumatic isolating cock used on railway vehicles to shut off and/or drain air pipes (hoses) between vehicles. They are normally positioned at vehicle ends to allow the inter-connecting hoses to be isolated and drained of air before being uncoupled.

PULL THE AIR"Set brakes by opening conductor's valve or angle cock
PULL THE CALF'S TAIL"Yank the whistle cord
PULL THE PIN"Uncouple a car by pulling up the coupling pin. A boomer expression meaning to resign or quit a job ...

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