Air and hand brakes should never be used at the same time on a car.
Air not coupled in as required by Rule 44; no hand brakes on the cars.
Most of the hemp in Kentucky is still broken by hand brakes.
On short trains made up of the light cars used at first, the hand brakes were sufficiently effective for practical purposes.
After the call for hand brakes has been given, the air brakes must not be applied until the hand brakes are released.
Luckily for Morgan, railroad trains did not get under way as quickly in those days of hand brakes and small engines as now.
The air brakes should be released and a sufficient number of hand brakes applied to hold the train.
Hurds are available only from machine-broken hemp, for the cost of collecting them from the hand brakes would be too great.