With the influx of hydraulic cushioning and its sophisticated appeal for use on all types of freight equipment mechanical cushioning for cabooses was re-evaluated in light of present day operating requirements. As in most cushioning devices, reliability in present mechanical cushioning devices was placed on coil springs for the main cushioning and coupler buff units with a friction snubber designed to give reasonable recoil control. Since a desirable level of protection was achieved by mechanical means, the use of a hydraulic cushioning device, with its additional cost, was not economically justified, necessary, or desirable to cushion the present day caboose.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

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

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  • Accession Number: 00037725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM