THE ESTIMATION OF POTENTIAL BENEFITS FROM IMPROVED OPERATION WITH ADVANCED COUPLING SYSTEMS

The discussion of the AAR/RPI Advanced Coupling Concepts Project is introduced by a description of the automatic air line connectors which have been tested since the 1920s. Several such systems are now in routine service. The requirements of advanced coupling systems are developed and the fundamental objectives of the AAR/RPI project are outlined. The factors which could be benefits of an advanced coupler are listed, and the process of using a sensitivity analysis and appraisal of the economic and operating benefits are listed.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 61-67

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM