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Down Brake

Down Brake

Broadcast: 13th January 1953
Added: Jan 23 2014

This is the story of George Westinghouse (10.6.1846 - 3.12.1914) who was an engineer and inventor who following an incident on a train (where he also met his future wife) was inspired to invent an air brake for railway trains so that each carriage's brake would not have to be applied individually.