Automatic Remote Control Coupler for Mine Cars.
Atkinson-DT; Aponick-AA Jr.; Lane-AJ; Lombardi-JA
NTIS: PB/265-558 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :139 pages
This report describes a new coupler that gives the motorman the capability to selectively couple and uncouple mine cars from the locomotive, to transmit braking intelligence to the coupled cars, and to determine if the trip is intact. Hazards caused by derailment and runaway cars will be reduced a s the brakes are automatically applied in any uncoupled car. Laboratory tests described herein have been completed on the coupler set. Applications include, but are not limited to, the unit train system.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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NTIS: PB/265-558 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Foster-Miller Associates, Inc.