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RailCar Couplers of the most common type are Listed\Described\Depicted below, as used worldwide on Legacy+Modern RailWays. Couplers of Compatible\Like design often are known by different Make\Brand\Regional\Nick names. Compromise Couplers\Adaptors transition between otherwise incompatible Couplers\Stock. The Dimensions+Ratings listed are of Nominal\Typical Components+Systems, considering Standards+Practice vary widely with Railway\Region\Era.

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AARx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.AARx.ShoA AARx 1873~1892 Concept By E.Janney, Engineering+Marketing By McConway&Torley
RailCarCoupler.AARC.ShoC AARC 1893~1914, Initial 9"TallSplitNuckle For Conversion From L&Px + MHPx Couplers
RailCarCoupler.AARD.ShoD AARD 1915~1931, Improved 9"TallSolidNuckle+Profile For General Frht+Psgr Duty
RailCarCoupler.AARE.ShoE AARE 1932~????, Improved 11"TallHeavyNuckle+Profile For General Frht+Psgr Duty
RailCarCoupler.AARF.ShoF AARF 1954~????, Safer InterLockingHead+Profile For Loks + HazMat\Rotary Wags
RailCarCoupler.AARH.ShoH AARH 1947~????, Safer TightLockingHead+Profile For Psgr Wags+DMUs+EMUs
ALSO KNOWN AS
> AmericanAssocRailways=AAR\AmericanRailAssoc=ARA\MasterCarBuilt=MCB\Nuckle\Janney Couplers
> CenterBuffer=CB Couplers In India
> Alliance\BuckEye\DropHead\SwingHead 10"ShortHeadLgth Couplers In Britain+Australia+NewZeaLand
> Henricot\VerticalPlane Couplers In Europe
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1873~1914 E.Janney\USVA, McConway&Torley\USPA
> 1893~1914 L&Px+MHPx Coupler Conversion To AARC Is Complete In NorthAmerica
> 1915~1931 AARD Coupler With Improved 9"SolidKnuckle For General Frht+Psgr Stock
> 1914~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Coupler Conversion To AARx Progressing In Australia
> 1925~1925 L&Px+NORx+UICx Coupler Conversion To AARx Is Complete In Japan
> 1927~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Coupler Conversion To AARx Progressing In SouthAfrica
> 1930~1940 L&Px+NORx+UICx Coupler Conversion To AARx Is Complete In China
> 1932~???? AARE Coupler Wth Improved 11"HeavyKnuckle For General Frht+Psgr Stock
> 1947~???? AARH Coupler With Safer TightLockingHead+Profile For Psgr Wags+DMUs+EMUs
> 1954~???? AARF Coupler With Safer InterLockingHead+Profile For Loks + HazMat\Rotary Wags
> 1972~???? NORx Coupler Conversion To AARx+SCHx Progressing In NewZeaLand
> 1980~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Coupler Conversion To AARx Progressing In India
> Standard In LatinAmerica+NorthAmerica+NewZeaLand+Africa+Asia+Austrialia+China+India+Indonesia...
> Limited Acceptance+Use In Europe+Britain On Unitized Frht+Psgr Stock
> Scale 0.50+0.75 Versions Are Used On Amusement + Industry + Plantation NarrowGage
> Types AARC~AARH Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
> Simular To InCompatible CAKx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> AARx~CAKx Adaptor
> AARx~L&Px Adaptor
> AARx~L&Px Coupler SplitNuckle Used In NorthAmerica 1893~1914 Conversion
> AARx~NORx Adaptor, Vid
> AARx~SCHx Adaptor
> AARx~SHIB Adaptor
> AARx~SHIB Coupler
> AARX~UICx CouplerDropHead Used In Britain+Australia
> AARx~UICx CouplerSwingScrewUsed In 1980~??? India Conversion
> AARx~WABA Adaptor
> AARx~WABN Adaptor
> AARx~WABT Adaptor
MAKERS + VENDORS
> ABC
> AmericanSteelFoundry\KeyStone\Amsted
> Dellner
> ColumbusCastings AARE + AARF + AARH
> Escorts Escorts
> Haiduo
> HTEE HTEE HTEE
> LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd\LAFL
> McConway&Torley
> NSSM
> OMBESCo OMBESCo
> Strato
> TedRail TedRail
> Voith
> WilliamCook
> WorkHorse
> Yujin
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; ManlOnly Pipe+Elec With AARC~AARF
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec With AARH Options
> Max Draw 650kLb 2891kN, Tons 36376sT 33000mT
> Typ Draw 230kLb 1067kN, Tons 13227sT 12000mT
> Standard AARx=AmericanAssocRailways
> Standard AARx=AmericanAssocRailways
> Standard AMTK=AMTrak=APTA=AmericanPsgrTransitAgency
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f333 0m406 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In NorthAmerica, Usually Scale 0.75 AARC
> 2f583 0m787 +\- 0f416 0m127 On 3f000 0m914 GageTrack In USCO.D&SP + D&RG
> 1f837 0m560 +\- 0f082 0m025 On 3f281 1m000 GageTrack In ThaiLand + Cambodia + Vietnam
> 2f713 0m827 +\- 0f174 0m053 On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack in Africa + Australia + Indonesia + Japan
> 2f750 0m838 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica + China
> 2f756 0m840 +\- 0f164 0m050 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Japan
> 2f781 0m848 +\- 0f107 0m032 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Korea
> 2f781 0m848 +\- 0f223 0m068 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Australia
> 3f153 0m961 +\- 0f282 0m086 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain
> 3f500 1m067 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 5f500 1m676 GageTrack In India

ALBx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.ALBx~ShoA ALBx Concept
RailCarCoupler.ALBx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Albert Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1921~???? K.Albert\Germany
> Used On Legacy Tram\LRVs In Europe
> Often Replaced By SCHx Couplers On New\ReBuilt Tram\LRVs
> Simular To InCompatible CKDx Couplers
> Compatible With L&Px Couplers Of Like Dimension
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> ALBx~SCHx Adaptor
> ALBx~L&Px Coupler
MAKERS + VENDORS
> AlfaUnion
> Axtone
> Dellner
> Oleo
> Voith
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 90kLb 400kN, Tons 5023sT 4556mT
> Typ Draw 45kLb 200kN, Tons 2512sT 2278mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On ?f??? ?m??? GageTrack In Europe

BSIx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.BSIx~0001
ALSO KNOWN AS
> BergischeStahlInd Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1950~???? BergischeStahlIndustries\Germany
> Used On DMUs+EMUs In Europe+China+Brazil
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> ?
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 191kLb 850kN, Tons 10695sT 9703mT
> Typ Draw ???kLb ???kN, Tons ?????sT ????mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 3f035 0m925 +\- 0f039 0m012 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In China
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 5f250 1m600 GageTrack In Brazil

CAKx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.Russ 0002 CAKx Concept
RailCarCoupler.Russ 0000RailCarCoupler.Russ 0001RailCarCoupler.Russ 0003
ALSO KNOWN AS
> CоветскихAвтоКупплонгc=CAK\SovietAutoKupplungs=SAK\Russian\Mining\Willison Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1913~1965 CAK0~CAK1~CAK2 Couplers By J.Willison+NaCo\NationalCastingsCo
> 1935~1957 CAK3 Couplers With RightEar For Conversion From UICx In RussianSubContinent
> 1958~???? CAK3 Couplers For Modern Loks+Wags In RussianSubContinent
> 1961~1969 CAK4 Knorr\AK69\InterMat\Uni Couplers, FullAuto, Limited Acceptance+Use
> 1994~2009 CAK5 Faiveley\CAKv\Transpact Couplers, FullAuto, Limited Acceptance+Use
> 2014~2016 CAK6 Voith Couplers, FullAuto, Limited Acceptance+Use
> Scale 0.50~0.75 CAK0~CAK1 Are Used On Amusement + Industrial + Plantation NarrowGage
> Types CAK2~CAK6 Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
> Typical On 5f000 1m524 GageTrack In RussianSubContinent=Russia+FinLand+Ukraine+Mongolia...
> Limited Use In Africa+America+Australia+Europe+Japan...
> Simular To InCompatible AARx Couplers
MAKERS + VENDORS
> AmericanSteelFoundry\ASF
> CECo
> Dellner
> EGDK
> Haiduo Haiduo
> Hitachi
> HTEE
> Irwin
> Kila
> LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd\LAFL
> NationalCastings\NaCo
> PZDT
> RelianceHexham
> Retus
> RunKo
> SouzSklad
> VCM
> Voith
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> CAKx~AARx Adaptor Used In NorthEastAsia
> CAKx~L&Px Adaptor
> CAKx~NORx Adaptor
> CAKx~UICx Adaptor, Vid
> CAKx~UICx Coupler 1913~1927 J.Willison+NaCo Original Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler 1935~1957 Russian DesignWith RightEar For Conversion
> CAKx~UICx Coupler Used In FinLand
> CAKx~UICx Coupler Used In Iran
> CAKx~UICx Coupler Used In Turkey
> CAKx~UICx Coupler 1994~2009 Faiveley Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler 2001~2013 LAFL Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler 2014~2016 Voith Design
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; ManlOnly Pipe+Elec With CAK0~CAK3
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec With CAK4~CAK6 Options
> Max Draw 661kLb 2940kN, Tons 9149sT 8300mT
> Typ Draw 430kLb 1912kN, Tons 5952sT 5400mT
> Standard 2014.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers
> Standard 2011.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers Height
> Standard 2006.UICx=UnionInterChem InterChange Couplers
> Standard 1998.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers
> Standard 1956.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers For 1935~1957 Conversion From UICx
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f333 0m406 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In Australia, Scale 0.50 CAK0 Couplers
> 1f834 0m559 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In SouthAfrica, Scale 0.75 CAK1 Couplers
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In Japan
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica
> 3f333 1m015 +\- 0f208 0m065 On 5f000 1m524 GageTrack In RussianSubContinent

CBBx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.CBBx 0000
ALSO KNOWN AS
> CenterBufferBeam=CBB\ZentralPuffer\MittelPuffer Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> Used On Legacy NarrowGage In Britain + Cambodia + PoLand + SwitzerLand + Ukraine
> Continued Use On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
> Various Generally InCompatible Configurations
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> ?
MAKERS + VENDORS
> ?
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> Manual Coupling, Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f461 0m750 GageTrack In Ukraine
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f500 0m762 GageTrack In Britain
> 1f837 0m560 +\- 0f082 0m025 On 3f281 1m000 GageTrack In Cambodia
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On ?f??? ?m??? GageTrack In PoLand
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f281 1m000 GageTrack In SwitzerLand

CKDx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.CKDx~ShoA CKDx Concept
RailCarCoupler.CKDx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> CzekKoDanek\Tatra\Prague Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1949~1951 CKD.Tatra\Czek.Prague
> 1951~2001 Used On CKD.Tatra Tram\LRVs In Europe+Russia+Korea
> 2002~???? New+ReBuilt Tram\LRVs By TWT.Allies = PraGo + KrnovOpavaStrojirny + VKVPraha
> Often Replaced By SCHx Couplers On New+ReBuilt Tram\LRVs
> Simular To InCompatible ALBx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> ?
MAKERS + VENDORS
> AlfaUnion
> CKD.Tatra
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> Manual Coupling, Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f712 0m522 +\- 0f121 0m037 On 1m000~1m524 GageTrack

L&Px Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.L&P0~ShoA L&Px Concept
RailCarCoupler.L&PA~ShoA L&Px Original
RailCarCoupler.L&PB~ShoA L&Px Improved
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Link&Pin\Cone\DumbBell\Mayo\Trichter\Trumpet\VanDorn Couplers
> AutoBuffingContact=ABC\AutoLink\Jepson\LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd=LAFL Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1804~1892 Evolved From Basic Chains+Rigging, Became Most Common Due To Simplicity & Low Cost
> 1893~1914 Banned In NorthAmerica Due To Injuries, Replaced By AARx Couplers
> 1902~1905 Improved Design By J.Jepson\Brit
> Continued Use On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
> Improved Version Has Replaced Some Original L&Px Couplers
> Simular To InCompatible NORx Couplers
> Compatible With AARC + ALBx Couplers Of Like Dimension
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> L&Px~AARx Coupler Used In NorthAmerica 1893~1914 Conversion
> L&Px~AARx Adaptor
> L&Px~CAKx Adaptor
> L&Px~SCHx Adaptor
MAKERS + VENDORS
> ABC
> CECo
> LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd\LAFL
> Udyog
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec With Original Version
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; Manual Pipe+Elec With Improved Version
> Max Draw 69kLb 307kN, Tons 3858sT 3500mT
> Typ Draw 35kLb 156kN, Tons 1959sT 1777mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On ?f??? ?m??? GageTrack In Africa
> 1f333 0m406 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In NorthAmerica
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f500 0m762 GageTrack In Bulgaria
> 2f583 0m787 +\- 0f416 0m127 On 3f000 0m914 GageTrack In USCO.D&SP + D&RG
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In USCA.SanFrancisco
> 2f750 0m838 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica

MHPx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.MHPx~ShoA MHPx Concept
RailCarCoupler.MHPx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> MillerHookPlatform Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1863~1866 E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY
> 1863~1892 Limited Use On Psgr Wags In NorthAmerica
> 1893~1914 Banned In NorthAmerica, Transition To AARx Couplers
> Preserved On Historic\Museum\NonInterChange Stock
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> MHPx~AARx Coupler With SplitNuckle For 1893~1914 Transition In NorthAmerica
> MHPx~L&Px Coupler With LinkNuckle For 1863~1892 Psgr Wags~Loks In NorthAmerica
MAKERS + VENDORS
> ?
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; Manual Pipe
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 2f750 0m838 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica

NORx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.Norw 0003 NORx Concept
RailCarCoupler.Norw 0000RailCarCoupler.Norw 0001RailCarCoupler.Norw 0002
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Norwegian\NCDA\NSB\IndiaMG\Myanmar\MCAPH\JonesChopper\Hook&Yoke Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1870~???? NorwayStateBahn\NSB
> 1953~???? Converting NORx To AARx+SHIB Couplers Progressing In Indonesia
> 1972~???? Converting NORx To AARx+SCHx Couplers Progressing In NewZeaLand
> Used On Legacy NarrowGage In Britain + Europe + Africa + Australia + NewZeaLand + India...
> Use Continues On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
> Simular To InCompatible L&Px Couplers
MAKERS + VENDORS
> ABC
> ADES
> HTEE
> LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd\LAFL
> TedRail
> Udyog
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> NORx~AARx Adaptor For Loks~Wags In NewZeaLand
> NORx~CAKx Adaptor
> NORx~SCHx Adaptor For Loks~EMUs In NewZeaLand
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 55kLb 245kN, Tons 885sT 803mT
> Typ Draw 36kLb 160kN, Tons 579sT 526mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f626 0m496 +\- 0f210 0m064 On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In Africa + Australia + Britain
> 2f250 0m686 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f000 0m914 GageTrack In Britain
> 1f837 0m560 +\- 0f082 0m025 On 3f281 1m000 GageTrack In India + Bangladesh + Burma + ThaiLand
> 2f583 0m787 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In Africa
> 2f458 0m749 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In Australia + NewZeaLand
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In Norway

SCHx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoA SCHx Concept
RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Scharfenberg\SchaKu\Dellner\Voith Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1903~1939 K.Scharfenberg\Germany K.Scharfenberg\Germany
> 1972~???? NORx To AARx+SCHx Couplers Conversion Progressing In NewZeaLand
> Global Use On Modern DMUs+EMUs+LRVs
> SubTypes 10\35\55\140\330\430\5301 Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
> Subject To Failure Due To Dirt\Ice Requiring Covers\Heaters
> Simular To InCompatible SGFx \ SHIB \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> SCHx~AARx Adaptor
> SCHx~ALBx Adaptor
> SCHx~NORx Adaptor
> SCHx~UICx Adaptor
> SCHx~L&Px Adaptor
MAKERS + VENDORS
> Dellner
> Oleo
> Voith Voith Voith
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 338kLb 1500kN, Tons 1102sT 1000mT
> Typ Draw ???kLb ????kN, Tons ????sT ????mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 3f363 1m025 +\- 0f039 0m012 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Europe
> 2f750 0m838 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica
> 3f486 1m063 +\- 0f121 0m037 On 5f500 1m676 GageTrack In India India

SGFx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SGFN 0000 SGFNeben On NarrowGage In Europe
RailCarCoupler.SGFT 0000 SGFTram On Tram\LRVs In Europe
RailCarCoupler.SGFV 0000 SGFVorort On DMUs+EMUs In Europe
ALSO KNOWN AS
> SecheronGeorgFischer=SGF\+GF+ Koppels\Kupplongs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> Y???~Y??? G.Fischer\Swiz
> Limited Acceptance+Use In Europe
> Types SGFN+SGFT+SGFV Are InCompatible & Do NOT Mate
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SHIB \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADDAPTORS + COUPLERS
> ?
MAKERS + VENDORS
> SecheronGF
> Voith
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 225kLb 1000kN, Tons 12582sT 11414mT
> Typ Draw ???kLb ????kN, Tons ?????sT ?????mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m???? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On ?f??? ?m??? GageTrack

SHIB Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoA SHIB Concept
RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Shibata Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1930~???? M.Shibata\Japan
> Used On DMUs+EMUs+LRVs In Japan + Venezuela
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> SHIB~AARx For DMUs+EMUs+LRVs~Loks
MAKERS + VENDORS
> NSSM
> Yujin
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack

SHIN Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SHIN~ShoA
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Shinkansen\BulletTrain Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1964~???? Design Evolved From InCompatible SHIB Couplers
> Used On HSpeed EMUs In Japan
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIB \ WABx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> SHIN~AARx For EMUs~Loks
MAKERS + VENDORS
> NSSM
> Fukushima
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Japan

SVTx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SVTx~ShoA SVTx Concept
RailCarCoupler.SVTx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> SchwabVerkTech=SVTx Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 2000~2012 SchwabVerkTech\Swiz SchwabVerkTech\Swiz SchwabVerkTech\Swiz
> 2013~2017 SVTx Split From SGFx Then Merged Into Faiveley+WABx
> Limited Acceptance+Use On DMUs+EMUs+LRVs In Europe
> Designed As Replacement+Improvement For SGFx Couplers
> Types SVTMetro+SVTStrass+SVTVoll Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
MAKERS + VENDORS
> SchwabVerkTech\Swiz
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ???kLb ????kN, Tons ?????sT ?????mT
> Typ Draw ???kLb ????kN, Tons ?????sT ?????mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> ?f??? ?m???? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On ?f??? ?m??? GageTrack

UICx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.UIC3 Sho0RailCarCoupler.UIC3 Hook 1pix=m001RailCarCoupler.UIC3 Link 1pix=m001RailCarCoupler.UIC3 Buff 1pix=m001
....UIC3 Coupler...=.............GedgeHook.............+...............ThreeLink..............+...............0m457Buffs............
RailCarCoupler.UICC Sho0RailCarCoupler.UIC3 Hook 1pix=m001RailCarCoupler.UICC Link 1pix=m001
....UICC Coupler...=.............GedgeHook.............+...............CloseLink..............+...............0m521Buffs............
RailCarCoupler.UICD Sho0RailCarCoupler.UICD Hook 1pix=mXXXRailCarCoupler.UICD Link 1pix=m001
....UICD Coupler...=.............DHeadHook.............+..............EmergLink..............+...............0m559Buffs............
RailCarCoupler.UICF Sho0RailCarCoupler.UICF Hook 1pix=m001
....UICF Coupler...=..............UnionHook.............+...............UnionLink...............+...............0m620Buffs.........
RailCarCoupler.UICP Sho0RailCarCoupler.UICF Hook 1pix=m001
....UICP Coupler...=..............UnionHook.............+...............UnionLink...............+...............0m650Buffs.........
RailCarCoupler.UICS Sho0RailCarCoupler.UICS Hook 1pix=mXXXRailCarCoupler.UICD Link 1pix=m001
....UICS Coupler...=.............SHeadHook............+...............EmergLink..............+...............0m650Buffs.........
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Buffers+Chain+Hook\ThreeLooseLink\CloseInstantLink\EnglishScrew Couplers
> EuroScrew\Schrauben\UnionInterChem=UICx Kupplungs\Koppels
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1804~1967 UIC3 Coupler Standardized For LooseCoupled Stock In Britain+Europe
> 1835~1950 UICx Coupler Development For TightCoupled Stock In Britain+Europe
> 1872~1925 UICx Coupler Typical In Japan Bfor 1925, Fully Replaced By AARx Coupler
> 1837~1979 UICx Coupler Typical In India Bfor 1979, Being Replaced By AARx Coupler
> 1890~1913 UICC Coupler Standardized For CloseCoupled Stock In Britain
> 1914~1923 UICF Coupler Standardized For TightCoupled Loks + FrhtStock In Britain+Europe
> 1923~1989 UICD Coupler Standardized For DHeadCoupled UnitStock In Britain
> 1951~1962 UICP Coupler Standardized For TightCoupled TypeX+Y+Z PsgrStock In Europe
> 1968~1980 UIC3 Coupler Retires Along With LooseCoupled FrhtStock In Britain+Europe
> 1998~2015 UICS Coupler Standardized For SHeadCoupled UnitLoks In Britain
> Widely Used In Britain+Europe+NorthAfrica+MidEast
> Limited Use In Asia+Australia+SouthAmerica
> Types UIC3+UICC+UICD+UICF+UICP+UICS Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> UICx~AARx For DMUs+EMUs+Wags~Loks, KnownAs Drop\SwingHeads Or SwingLinks
> UICx~CAKx For Euro~Russ InterChange, KnownAs CAK4\AK69 & CAK5\CAKV\ZAKV & CAK6
> UICx~SCHx For DMUs+EMUs+LRVs~Loks
MAKERS + VENDORS
> Axtone
> Chamunda
> Frontier
> Goehmann
> Haiduo Haiduo Haiduo
> LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd\LAFL
> Ming
> MSV MSV
> Obro
> Oleo
> RMT
> WilliamCook
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release; Manual Pipe+ELec
> Max Draw 337kLb 1500kN, Tons 4900sT 4444mT
> Typ Draw 191kLb 850kN, Tons 2755sT 2500mT
> 2015.RSSB=RailSafetyStandardBoard\RCHx=RailClearingHouse\BRxx=BritRail
> 2013.UICx=UnionInterChem\Europe
> 2006.UICx=UnionInterChem\Europe
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 2f461 0m750 +\- ?f??? ?m???, BuffSpread ?f??? ?m???, On 3f281 1m000 GageTrack
> 2f396 0m730 +\- 0f021 0m006, BuffSpread ?f??? ?m???, On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack
> 3f458 1m054 +\- 0f039 0m012, BuffSpread 5f704 1m739, On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain
> 3f422 1m043 +\- 0f075 0m023, BuffSpread 5f741 1m750, On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Europe
> 3f543 1m080 +\- ?f??? ?m???, BuffSpread 6f000 1m829, On 5f000 1m524 GageTrack
> 3f500 1m067 +\- 0f083 0m025, BuffSpread 6f250 1m905, On 5f250 1m600 GageTrack In IreLand
> 3f500 1m067 +\- 0f125 0m038, BuffSpread ?f??? ?m???, On 5f500 1m676 GageTrack

WABx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.H2Ax~Pic0RailCarCoupler.H2Ax~Pic1RailCarCoupler.H2Ax~Pic2 WABA On EMUs In NorthAmerica
RailCarCoupler.H2Cx~Pic0RailCarCoupler.H2Cx~Pic1RailCarCoupler.H2Cx~Pic2 WABC On EMUs In NorthAmerica
RailCarCoupler.PinC 0000RailCarCoupler.PinC 0001RailCarCoupler.PinC 0002 WABN On EMUs In NorthAmerica
RailCarCoupler.Tomlinson 0000RailCarCoupler.Tomlinson 0001RailCarCoupler.Tomlinson 0002 WABT On EMUs In NorthAmerica
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Budd\H2\BullPin\Pin&Cup\Tomlinson\Westinghouse Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> Used On EMUs In NorthAmerica+Australia Aftr 1915
> Types WABA\WABC\WABN\WABT Are InCompatible & Do NOT Mate
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIB \ SHIN \ WEDG Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> WABx~AARx For EMUs~Loks Rescue+Maintenance
MAKERS + VENDORS
> Voith Voith Voith Voith
> WABCo.OhioBrass
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 2f750 0m838 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica

WARD Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.WARD ShoA WARD Concept
RailCarCoupler.WARD ShoB
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1903~1917 F.Ward\USIL
> 1905~1935 Used On Legacy London+Glasgow+IsleOfWight TubeStock; Replaced By WEDG Couplers
> 1940~1993 Used On Legacy Waterloo&City TubeStock; Replaced By WEDG Couplers
> 1993~???? Use Continues On MaintenanceOfWay TubeStock
> Problematic SafetyChains Often Drag+Short 3rdRailLineElec\3RLE
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> WARD~UICx
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f296 0m395 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain

WEDG Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.WEDG~ShoA WEDG Concept
RailCarCoupler.WEDG~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> WedgeLock\London\Tube Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
> 1935~1936 Design Developed From WABT Coupler To Replace UICx+WARD Couplers
> 1960~1967 Design Improved With: Reversible Elec Contacts + More Reliable Release
> Used On London+Waterloo+Glasgow+IsleOfWight TubeStock
> Simular To InCompatible WABT Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERs
> WEDG~UICx
MAKERS + VENDORS
> Cook
> Voith
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
> Typ Draw ?kLb ?kN, Tons ?sT ?mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f296 0m395 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain