This report discusses future developments in automatic coupling and uncoupling of trains. With the advent of fully automatic couplers, it is hoped that the following will be possible: the automatic connection of air pipes for controlling and operating brakes; a collector line connection to transmit electrical current to heat cars and to feed other electrical units; the connection of a central-current supply line to transmit central orders, for data transmission-reception and for train separation signals; and connection of a line for currents carrying data between the locomotive and train.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Question A103. Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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  • Accession Number: 00039414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORE Pub-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1976 12:00AM