MR and BC in Locomotive
MR: (Main Reservoir ):-
Details : The compressor on the locomotive charges the main reservoir with air at 125–140 psi (8.6–9.7 bar; 860–970 kPa). The train brakes are released by admitting air to the train pipe through the engineer’s brake valve. A fully charged brake pipe is typically 70–90 psi (4.8–6.2 bar; 480–620 kPa) for freight trains and 110 psi (7.6 bar; 760 kPa) for passenger trains. The brakes are applied when the engineer moves the brake handle to the “service” position, which causes a reduction in pressure in the train pipe.
BC :(Brake Cylinder):-
Brake unit also stores compressed air, but for the purpose of braking only.