KC Brakes vs AB Brakes

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    According to my RMC Raildates chart, K-type brakes were introduced in 1906. There were several variations of them, but all were outlawed in interchange service in 1953. The AB brake was introduced in 1933.
    Ed, thanks for the link to the explanation of the workings of the air brake.:thumb:

    Wayne