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Ivan Konstantinovich MATROSOV

Inventor of automatic railroad brakes

Ivan MATROSOV, USSR Inventor of automatic railroad brakes. Stalin Prize, 1941.

Background

MATROSOV, Ivan was born in 1886.

Education

1922 graduated Petrograd School of Transport Technicians.

Career

1905-1916 locomotive engineer at rail depot. 1926 developed new type of automatic brake, adopted 1930-1932 under name “Matrosov’s Brake” as standard for freight trains. 1935 redesigned this brake for use on Moscow Metro.

1946 developed new type of brake, adopted 1953 for railroad rolling stock. 1955-1956 developed new type of automatic brake “MTZ-270” for passenger trains and engineer’s brake valve.

Religion

There is no solid or tangible evidence for God nor a logical argument for God. The existence of God is taken on faith and not by evidence.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.