Conversion to autocouplers introduces forces which do not arise with manual coupling, since the latter demands very low impact speeds. In addition, the general trend in Europe towards heavier and longer freight trains with a higher proportion of bogie wagons considerably increases the longitudinal tractive and buffing forces generated. North American trains are much longer and heavier than the European norm, so US experience in draft-gear design could prove helpful in preparing for the changeover.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D G
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00057519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM