The author provides a historical review of coupler design from the old Type D to Types E, H, and F. The long trains of today, subjected to both pull and push, demand a coupler of higher strength than the Type "E" coupler in Grade "B" steel, with some configuration that will reduce jackknifing to a minimum. And a long car, like the Trailer Train or the High Cube Box Car, with a cushion underframe, requires a coupler with a long shank. Some of these demands are difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile with each other and since the recent trends all point toward more cushioning, larger capacities, more and more long cars and a multitude of special purpose equipment, the old hope of the Master Car Builders Association for a single, simple, easier repaired coupler, requiring a minimum of protective stock for repairs now looks like a forlorn hope.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Faris, W A
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-23

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  • Accession Number: 00037720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM