The article deals with automatic couplers and compressed-air brakes. Inherent advantages are cited for automatic couplers along with refinements for the future automatic coupler. The Unicupler (developed for the Russian S.A. 3 type) and the Fischer coupler designs are discussed as examples of couplers meeting U.I.C. the International Union of Railways specifications. Coupling problems are considered and the importance of practical testing and experimentation stressed. Air brakes, electrically-controlled brakes, and coupling connections are commented on relative to coupler design considerations. Finally, capital expenditure is discussed along with economics affected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bulleid, OVS
  • Publication Date: 1963-4-26

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 469-472
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00037851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM