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Why silica fills into locomotive ? Filling silica in Engine ?  
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Jul 13 (15:46)
Blog Post# 4376978-0     
TB DAM station will be my home station^~   Added by: अंग एक्सप्रेस ❤️ᏕᏬᎮᏋᏒᎷᏗᏁ🚩^~  Jul 13 (16:26)
Filling silica into engine? why? any one reason for this?

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Jul 13 (16:05)
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Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   Added by: अंग एक्सप्रेस ❤️ᏕᏬᎮᏋᏒᎷᏗᏁ🚩^~  Jul 13 (16:27)
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Why is sand used in locomotives?
The locomotive uses a neat trick to increase the traction. In front of each wheel is a nozzle that uses compressed air to spray sand, which is stored in two tanks on the locomotive. The sand dramatically increases the traction of the drive wheels.
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What is a sander on a train?
A sandbox is a container on most locomotives, multiple units and trams that holds sand, which is dropped on the rail in front of the driving wheels in wet and slippery conditions and on steep grades to improve traction.
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Do trains still use sand for traction?
Sanding. On an adhesion railway, most locomotives will have a sand containment vessel. Properly dried sand can be dropped onto the rail to improve traction under slippery conditions. The sand is most often applied using compressed air via tower, crane, silo or train.
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Jul 13 (16:24)
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Imbroglio^~   Added by: अंग एक्सप्रेस ❤️ᏕᏬᎮᏋᏒᎷᏗᏁ🚩^~  Jul 13 (16:27)
As per IZN DLS it was used in rainy time
Because in rain when they apply for brakes
Wheel slips many times hence a button is present in Cab
To which they press it and the sand from the sand box fall on wheels so that friction can maintain and wheel will not slip further
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