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What is an railcar slack adjuster?

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09/13/2011

I worked for a year and a half as a contractor Carmen on the bnsf.

A slack adjuster is a threaed rod with adjusting nuts on the threaed portion that can adjust for proper tension on the brake rigging with includes

rods and a chain and an air billow and brake shoes pressing up against the wheel.this slack adjuster must be properly adjusted for the brakes to work

correctly.