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The RailCar Couplers Listed\Described\Depicted below are used worldwide on Legacy+Modern RailWays. Compatible+Like designs often are known by different Make\Brand\Regional\Nick names. Dimensions+Ratings listed are of Nominal\Typical Components+Systems, Standards+Practice vary widely with Railway\Region\Era.

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AARx Couplers

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ALSO KNOWN AS
> AmericanAssocRailways=AAR\AmericanRailAssoc=ARA\MasterCarBuilderAssoc=MCBA\Janney Couplers
> CenterBuffer=CB Couplers In India
> 10"ShortHeadNonStandard Alliance\BuckEye\DropHead\SwingHead\Sharon Couplers Used WorldWide
> Henricot\VerticalPlane Couplers In Europe
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.AARx.ShoA AARx 1873~1914 Design+Development By E.Janney\USVA + McConway&Torley\USPA
RailCarCoupler.AARC.ShoC AARC 1893~1914, Initial 9"TallSplitNuckle For Conversion From L&Px + MHPx
RailCarCoupler.AARD.ShoD AARD 1915~1931, Improved 9"TallSolidNuckle By A.Bazeley@NationalCo\USOH
RailCarCoupler.AARE.ShoE AARE 1932~????, Improved 11"TallHeavyNuckle For General Frht+Psgr Duty
RailCarCoupler.AARF.ShoF AARF 1954~????, Improved InterLockProfile For Loks + HazMat\Rotary Wags
RailCarCoupler.AARH.ShoH AARH 1947~????, Improved TightLockProfile For Psgr Wags+DMUs+EMUs
> 1904~1940 L&Px+NORx+UICx Conversion To AARx Couplers Is Complete In China
> 1914~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Conversion To AARx+SCHx Couplers Progressing In Australia
> 1925~1925 L&Px+NORx+UICx Conversion To AARx Couplers Is Complete In Japan
> 1927~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Conversion To AARx Couplers Progressing In SouthAfrica
> 1972~???? NORx Conversion To AARx+SCHx Couplers Progressing In NewZeaLand
> 1980~???? L&Px+NORx+UICx Conversion To AARx Couplers 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 Park + 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, Vid
> AARx~SCHx Adaptor
> AARx~SHIB Adaptor
> AARx~SHIB Coupler, Vid
> AARx~UICx Coupler DropHead Used In Britain+Australia, Vid, Vid
> AARx~UICx Coupler SwingHead Used In Britain, 1904 Original Design
> AARx~UICx CouplerSwingScrewUsed In India 1980~???? 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
> Patton&Cooke
> 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, Search For "TightLock"
> Standard 2015.RSSB=BritRailSafetyStandardsBoard
> Standard 1914.MCBA=MasterCarBuilderAssoc
> Standard 1893.MCBA=MasterCarBuilderAssoc
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
> 2f464 0m751 +\- 0f135 0m041 On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In NewZeaLand
> 2f854 0m870 +\- 0f098 0m030 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Australia
> 3f153 0m961 +\- 0f282 0m086 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Britain
> 2f756 0m840 +\- 0f164 0m050 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Japan
> 2f781 0m848 +\- 0f107 0m032 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In Korea
> 2f750 0m838 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 4f708 1m435 GageTrack In NorthAmerica + China
> 3f500 1m067 +\- 0f125 0m038 On 5f500 1m676 GageTrack In India

ALBx Couplers

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ALSO KNOWN AS
> Albert Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.ALBx~ShoA ALBx 1921~???? Concept+Development K.Albert\Germany
RailCarCoupler.ALBx~ShoB
> 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> BergischeStahlInd Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.BSIx~0001 BSIx 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
> Standard 2015.RSSB=BritRailSafetyStandardsBoard
> Standard 2008.RSSB=BritRailSafetyStandardsBoard
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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> CоветскихAвтоКупплонгc=CAK\CA3
> SovietAutoKupplungs=SAK\SA3
> Russian\Mining\Willison Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.Russ 0002 CAK0~2 1913~1965 By Willison+NaCo Scale0.50~1.00 For Park+Farm+Industry
RailCarCoupler.CAK3~UICx 1935~1953 ShoA CAK3 1935~1953By RZD With RightEar For InterChange\Conversion From UICx
RailCarCoupler.CAK3 1954~YYYY ShoA CAK3 1954~???? By RZD wOut RightEar With Improved Components+Profile
RailCarCoupler.CAK4 1961~2016 Knor+LAFL+Voit.AK69 ShoA CAK4 1961~2016 Knorr+LAFL+Voith.AK69e\InterMat, FullAuto For Unit Frht\Psgr
RailCarCoupler.CAKx~UICx 1994~2009 Faiv ShoA CAK5 1994~2009 Faiveley.TransPact, InterLock For HazMat\Rotary\InterChange
> Types CAK3~CAK4~CAK5 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
> RZPM
> SouzSklad
> VCM
> Voith
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> CAKx~AARx Adaptor MTZ=Улаанбаатартөмөрзам=MongoliaRailway+CR=ChinaRailway Design
> CAKx~L&Px Adaptor J.Willison+NaCo Design
> CAKx~NORx Adaptor
> CAKx~SGFV Adaptor
> CAKx~UICx Coupler J.Willison+NaCo Design 1913~1927
> CAKx~UICx Coupler RZD Design 1935~1953 With RightEar For InterChange\Conversion From UICx
> CAKx~UICx Adaptor RZD Design 1954~????
> CAKx~UICx Coupler VR Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler IRIR Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler TCDD Design
> CAKx~UICx Coupler Faiveley Design 1994~2009
> CAKx~UICx Coupler LAFL Design 2001~2013
> CAKx~UICx Coupler Voith Design 2014~2016
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release; ManlOnly Pipe+Elec With CAK0~CAK3
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; FullAuto Pipe+Elec With CAK4~CAK5 Options
> Max Draw 661kLb 2940kN, Tons 9149sT 8300mT
> Typ Draw 430kLb 1912kN, Tons 5952sT 5400mT
> Standard 2016.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers
> Standard 2014.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers
> Standard 2011.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers Mounting Hgth
> Standard 2006.UICx=UnionInterChem InterChange Couplers
> Standard 1998.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers
> Standard 1956.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers Dimensions+Maintenance
> Standard 1935.RZDx=RussZhelDor=RussIronRoad Couplers For Conversion From UICx
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 1f333 0m406 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In Australia, Scale0.50 CAK0 Couplers
> 1f834 0m559 +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 2f000 0m610 GageTrack In SouthAfrica, Scale0.75 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> CenterBufferBeam=CBB\ZentralPuffer\MittelPuffer Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.CBBx ShoA CBBx
> 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> CzekKoDanek\Tatra\Prague Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.CKDx~ShoA CKDx 1949~2001 Tatra\Czek For Tram\LRVs In Europe+Russia+Korea
RailCarCoupler.CKDx~ShoB CKDx 2002~???? AllianceTW\Czek = PraGo + KOS + 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 300kN, 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> Link&Pin\Cone\DumbBell\Mayo\Trichter\Trumpet\VanDorn Couplers
> AutoBuffingContact=ABC\AutoLink\Jepson\LesAppareilsFerroviaresLloyd=LAFL Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.L&P0~ShoA L&Px 1804~1892 Evolved From Simple ChainLink Then Combined With Buffer
RailCarCoupler.L&PA~ShoA L&PA 1893~1914 Banned In Most Regions Due To Injuries
RailCarCoupler.L&PB~ShoA L&PB 1902~1961 Improved Design By J.Jepson@ABCCo\Brit
> Continued Use On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
> 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> MillerHookPlatform Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.MHPx~ShoA MHPx 1863~1866 By E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY E.Miller\USNY
RailCarCoupler.MHPx~ShoB MHPx 1863~1914 Used On NorthAmerican Psgr Wags, Replaced By AARx Couplers
> Preserved On Historic\Museum\NonInterChange Stock
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> MHPx~AARx Coupler With SplitNuckle For 1893~1914 Conversion 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> Norwegian\NCDA\NSB\IndiaMG\Myanmar\MCAPH\JonesChopper\Hook&Yoke Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.Norw 0003 NORx 1870~???? NorwayStateBahn\NSB
RailCarCoupler.Norw 0000RailCarCoupler.Norw 0001RailCarCoupler.Norw 0002
> 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, Vid, Vid
> NORx~CAKx Adaptor
> NORx~SCHx Adaptor
OPERATION + RATINGS + STANDARDS
> SemiAuto Coupling; Manual Release; Manual Pipe+Elec
> Max Draw 55kLb 245kN, Tons 885sT 803mT
> Typ Draw 36kLb 160kN, Tons 579sT 526mT
> Standard 2013.NZTA=NewZeaLandTransitAgency
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
> 2f464 0m751 +\- 0f135 0m041 On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In NewZeaLand
> ?f??? ?m??? +\- ?f??? ?m??? On 3f500 1m067 GageTrack In Norway

SCHx Couplers

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ALSO KNOWN AS
> Scharfenberg\SchaKu\Dellner\Voith Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoA SCHx 1903~1939 K.Scharfenberg\Germany K.Scharfenberg\Germany
RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoB SCHx 1940~????
> 1972~???? NORx To AARx+SCHx 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
> Standard 2015.RSSB=BritRailSafetyStandardsBoard
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

Nfo Nfo Vid

ALSO KNOWN AS
> SecheronGeorgFischer=SGF\+GF+ Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
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
> 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 ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> SGFV~CAKx Adaptor
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

Nfo Nfo Vid Vid Vid Vid

ALSO KNOWN AS
> Shibata Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoA SHIB 1930~???? M.Shibata\Japan
RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoB
> Used On DMUs+EMUs+LRVs In Japan + Venezuela
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
COMPROMISE ADAPTORS + COUPLERS
> SHIB~AARx Adaptor
> SHIB~AARx Coupler, Vid
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

Nfo Nfo Nfo Vid Vid Vid

ALSO KNOWN AS
> Shinkansen\BulletTrain Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.SHIN~ShoA SHIN 1964~???? Evolved From SHIB Couplers For 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

Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Vid

ALSO KNOWN AS
> SchwabVerkTech=SVTx Koppels\Kupplungs\Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.SVTx~ShoA SVTx 2000~2012 Design By SchwabVerkTech\Swiz To Replace SGFx Couplers
RailCarCoupler.SVTx~ShoB SVTx 2013~2017 Split From SGFx & Merge Into Faiveley+WABx
> Limited Acceptance+Use On DMUs+EMUs+LRVs In Europe
> 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

Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Vid Vid Vid Vid Vid Vid Vid

ALSO KNOWN AS
> Buffers+Chain+Hook\ThreeLooseLink\CloseInstantLink\EnglishScrew Couplers
> EuroScrew\Schrauben\UnionInterChem=UICx Kupplungs\Koppels
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
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.........
> 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 Coupler DropHead\BuckEye Used In Britain+Australia, Vid, Vid
> UICx~AARx Coupler SwingHead Used In Britain, 1904 Original Design
> UICx~AARx CouplerSwingScrewUsed In India1980~???? Conversion
> UICx~CAKx Coupler J.Willison+NaCo Design 1913~1927
> UICx~CAKx Coupler RZD Design 1935~1953 With RightEar For InterChange\Conversion From UICx
> UICx~CAKx Adaptor RZD Design 1954~????
> UICx~SCHx Adaptor
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
> Standard 2015.RSSB=BritRailSafetyStandardsBoard
> Standard 2013.UICx=EuroUnionInterChem
> Standard 2006.UICx=EuroUnionInterChem
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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> Budd\H2\BullPin\Pin&Cup\Tomlinson\Westinghouse Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
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
> 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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DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.WARD ShoA WARD 1903~1917 Design By F.Ward\USIL To Replace UICx Coupler On TubeStock
RailCarCoupler.WARD ShoB WARD 1905~1993 Used On Legacy LU+Glasgow+IOW+Waterloo TubeStock
> Replaced By WEDG Couplers
> Continued Use 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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ALSO KNOWN AS
> WedgeLock\London\Tube Couplers
DEVELOPMENT + USAGE
RailCarCoupler.WEDG~ShoA WEDG 1935~1936 Evolved From WABT Coupler To Replace UICx+WARD Couplers
RailCarCoupler.WEDG~ShoB WEDG 1937~???? Standard On London+Glasgow+IsleOfWight+Waterloo TubeStock
> 1960~1967 Improved With Reversible Elec Contacts + More Reliable Release
> 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