A STRONG, STEADY ARM PERMITS UNLOADING A 100-CAR UNIT TRAIN IN 4 HOURS--GENTLY

A new unit coal train run from Gillette, Wyo., to La Cygne, Kans., is getting under way in conjunction with the initial operation of an advanced train positioner/car dumper that uses an entirely new concept for train holding. The system incorporates an over-the-coupler holding arm. It is designed to absorb forces at the car coupler, along the draft line, rather than at the wheels or trucks.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Ellsworth, K
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-27

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  • Accession Number: 00149392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM