TESTS TO BE CARRIED OUT ON BEHALF OF THE SPECIAL COMMISSION "AUTOMATIC COUPLINGS." WORK OF THE B51 SPECIALISTS COMMITTEE FROM OCTOBER 1963-DECEMBER 1964
The present report, Interim Report No. 3, deals in detail will the continuation of the work of the B 51 Committee with respect to the development of an automatic coupler. The report covers in particular the activities of the Committee concerning: the finalisation of the technical conditions indicated in Leaflet 522 (Section 2); the study of drawings determining the fitting of the automatic traction and shock coupler on the vehicles (section 4); the continuation of the studies concerning the development of a mixed coupling system (Section 5); the results of the tests for determining the capability of coupling of a UIC/OSJD coupler with the SA 3 coupler (Section 6); the first conclusions relating to the viability of the automatic simple traction coupler (Section 7), and the first results concerning the running performance of trainsets equipped with the automatic traction and shock coupler (Section 8). On a more theoretical plane, the Committee has drawn-up a first draft of the programme of tests, part C (Section 3), and has continued with the studies for determining the arrangements for the simultaneous conversion (Section 5). The programme of work and the initial activities of the Joint Sub-Group UIC/OSJD "Studies and Tests" have been indicated (Section 9).
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1965-6
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Couplers; Tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic couplers; Automatic coupling; Mixed coupling; Question b51
- Subject Areas: Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053129
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B51/RP 3/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM