This report deals with the application possibilities of the simple traction coupler as a component in the transition from the screw coupler to the automatic traction and shock coupler without side buffers. An elaborate study of the test reports presented by the SNCF, DB, FS and NS has induced the Specialists Committee to conclude that the simple traction coupling, on account of its technical and operational drawbacks and its contestable economy, should not be accepted in international traffic. The Specialists Committee is furthermore of the opinion that the application of the simple traction coupling for the internal traffic of the Administrations should be limited to a minimum and that it should not delay the elimination of the side buffers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B51/RP 8/E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM