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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\Wags transition between otherwise incompatible Couplers. Dimensions+Ratings noted below describe Nominal\Typical Components+Systems; Standards+Practice vary widely with Railway\Region\Era.

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AARx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.AARx.ShoA AARx Concept
RailCarCoupler.AARC.ShoC AARC 1893~1914, 9"SplitNuckle, For Transition From Frht L&Px + Psgr MHPx Couplers
RailCarCoupler.AARD.ShoD AARD 1915~1931, 9"SolidNuckle, Improved Parts, For Frht + Psgr Stock
RailCarCoupler.AARE.ShoE AARE 1932+Latr, 11"HeavyNuckle, For Frht + Psgr Stock
RailCarCoupler.AARF.ShoF AARF 1954+Latr, InterLock Head, For Psgr Loks + HazMat\Rotary Frht Wags
RailCarCoupler.AARH.ShoH AARH 1947+Latr, TightLock Head, For Psgr Loks + Wags + DMUs + EMUs
ALSO KNOWN AS
> AmericanAssocRailways=AAR~AmericanRailAssoc=ARA~MasterCarBuilt=MCB\Nuckle\Janney Couplers
> CenterBuffer=CB Couplers In India
> Alliance\BuckEye\DropHead\SwingHead Couplers In Britain+Australia+NewZeaLand, 10"ShortHead AARD
> Henricot\VerticalPlane Couplers In Europe
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1873~1912 E.Janney\USVA E.Janney\USVA
> 1893~1914 Converting L&Px+MHPx To AARC Couplers Is Complete In NorthAmerica
> 1915~1931 New AARD Coupler, 9"SolidKnuckle & Improved\InterChangable Parts
> 1914~???? Converting L&Px+NORx+UICx To AARx Couplers Progressing In Australia
> 1925~1925 Converting L&Px+NORx+UICx To AARx Couplers Is Complete In Japan
> 1927~???? Converting L&Px+NORx+UICx To AARx Couplers Progressing In Africa
> 1930~1940 Converting L&Px+NORx+UICx To AARx Couplers Is Complete In China
> 1932~???? New AARE Coupler, 11"HeavyKnuckle
> 1947~???? New AARH Coupler, TightLock Head For Psgr Loks + Wags + DMUs + EMUs
> 1954~???? New AARF Coupler, InterLock Head For Psgr Loks + HazMat\Rotary Frht Wags
> 1972~???? Converting NORx To AARx+SCHx Couplers Progressing In NewZeaLand
> 1980~???? Converting L&Px+NORx+UICx To AARx Couplers Progressing In India
> Standard In LatinAmerica+NorthAmerica+NewZeaLand+Africa+Asia+Austrialia+China+India+Indonesia...
> Atypical In Europe+Britain On Unitized Frht+Psgr Stock
> Scale 0.500\0.750 Versions Used On Amusement+Industry+NarrowGage Stock
> Types AARC+AARD+AARE+AARF+AARH Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
> Simular To InCompatible RUSx Couplers
STANDARDS
> AmericanAssocRailways\AAR AmericanAssocRailways\AAR
> AmericanPsgrTransitAssoc\APTA=Amtrak\AMTK
MAKERS
> ABC
> AmericanSteel&Foundry\KeyStone\Amsted
> Dellner
> ColumbusCastings AARE + AARF + AARH
> Escorts Escorts
> Haiduo
> HTEE HTEE HTEE
> LAFLloyd
> McConway&Torley
> NSSM
> OMBESCo
> Strato
> TedRail TedRail
> Voith
> WilliamCook
> WorkHorse
> Yujin
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> AARx~NORx Loks~Wags RoutineTransition In NewZeaLand
> AARx~RUSx InterChange For Chin~Russ
> AARx~SCHx Loks~DMUs\EMUs Rescue
> AARx~SHIx Loks~DMUs\EMUs Rescue In Japan+Venezuela
> AARx~UICx DropHead In Britain, SwingScrew In India
> AARX~UICx DropHead\SwingHead In Britain+Australia
> AARx~WABx Loks~DMUs\EMUs Rescue In NorthAmerica
OPERATION & RATINGS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Seperate, Except AARH Optional\Integral FullAuto Connections
> Max Draw 650kLb 2891kN, Tons 36376sT 33000mT
> Typ Draw 230kLb 1067kN, Tons 13227sT 12000mT
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 Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
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
MAKERS
> AlfaUnion
> Axtone
> Dellner
> Oleo
> Voith
OPERATION & RATINGS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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 Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1950~???? BergischeStahlIndustries\Germany
> Used On DMUs+EMUs In Europe+China+Brazil
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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

CBBx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.CBBx 0000
ALSO KNOWN AS
> CenterBufferBeam=CBB\ZentralPuffer\MittelPuffer Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> Used On Legacy NarrowGage In Britain + Cambodia + PoLand + SwitzerLand + Ukraine
> Use Continues On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
> Various InCompatible Configurations
OPERATION & RATINGS
> Manual Coupling, Manual Release
> Elec+Heat+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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

Nfo Nfo Info Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo

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
MAKERS
> AlfaUnion
> CKD.Tatra
OPERATION & RATINGS
> Manual Coupling, Manual Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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\LAFLLoyd Couplers
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1804~1892 Evolved From Chains\Rigging, Became Common Due To Simplicity & Low Cost
> 1893~1898 Banned In NorthAmerica Due To Injuries, Replaced By AARx Couplers
> 1902~1905 J.Jepson\Brit
> Use Continues 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 COUPLERS
> L&Px\MHPx~AARx For LegacyFrht\PsgrStock~SplitKnuckle In NorthAmerica 1893~1898 Conversion
> L&Px~SCHx For Lok~DMU\EMU Rescue+Maintenance
MAKERS
> ABC
> CECo
> LAFLloyd
> Udyog
OPERATION & RATINGS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release For Original Version
> SemiAuto Coupling, SemiAuto Release For Improved Version
> Elec+Heat+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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
> 1893~1898 Banned In NorthAmerica, Replaced With AARx Couplers
> 1893~1898 Slot For Compromise\Transition To L&Px\AARC Couplers
> Use Continues On Museum\NonInterChange Lines For Historic\Economic Reasons
OPERATION & RATINGS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release
> Elec+Heat+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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
> ABC
> ADES
> HTEE
> LAFLloyd
> TedRail
> Udyog
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> NORx~AARx Loks~Wags RoutineOps\Transition In NewZeaLand
OPERATION & RATINGS
> SemiAuto Coupling; Manual Release
> Elec+Heat+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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

RUSx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.Russ 0002 RUSx Concept
RailCarCoupler.Russ 0000RailCarCoupler.Russ 0001RailCarCoupler.Russ 0003
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Russ\RZD\GOSt\SovietAuto\CBC\VerticalPlane\Willison Couplers\Kupplungs\Koppels
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1913~1916 RUS1\SAK1 By J.Willison\Brit
> 1929~1934 RUS2\SAK2 By NationalCastings\USIL For RussiaRail\RZD
> 1935~1957 RUS3\SAK3 By RussiaRail\RZD For Heavier\Longer Consists, RZD Stock Fully Converted
> 1961~1969 RUS4\SAK4\AK69\InterMat By Knorr\Germany For Russ~Euro InterChange
> 1994~2002 RUS5\SAK5\CAKV\ZAKV By Faiveley+WABCo\Brit For Russ~Euro InterChange, FullAuto
> 2014~???? RUSM\SAKModular By Voith\Germany For Russ~Euro InterChange, FullAuto
> All Types RUS1+RUS2+RUS3+RUS4+RUS5+RUSM Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
> Typical On 5f00 1m524 GageTrack In Regions Of Russian Influence
> Limited Use On American+European Industrial Stock
> Simular To InCompatible AARx Couplers
STANDARDS
> GOStandards\GOSt=RussiaRail\RZD
> UnionInternatChem\UIC
MAKERS
> CECo
> Dellner
> Irwin
> Haiduo Haiduo
> HTEE
> LAFLloyd
> Retus
> VCM
> Voith
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> RUSx~AARx For Russ~Chin InterChange
> RUSx~UICx For Russ~Euro InterChange, KnownAs RUS4\SA4\AK69 & RUS5\SA5\CAKv\ZAKv
OPERATION & RATINGS
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Seperate, Except RUS5+RUSM Option For Integral FullAuto Connections
> Max Draw 661kLb 2940kN, Tons 9149sT 8300mT
> Typ Draw 430kLb 1912kN, Tons 5952sT 5400mT
CENTER OVER RAILS
> 3f333 1m016 +\- 0f208 0m064 On 5f000 1m524 GageTrack

SCHx Couplers

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RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoA SCHx Concept
RailCarCoupler.SCHx~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Scharfenberg\SchaKu\Dellner\Voith Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1903~1939 K.Scharfenberg\Germany K.Scharfenberg\Germany
> 1972~???? Converting NORx To AARx+SCHx Couplers Progressing In NewZeaLand
> Global Use On Modern DMUs + EMUs + Tram\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
MAKERS
> Dellner
> Oleo
> Voith Voith Voith
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> SCHx~AARx For DMUs\EMUs\LRVs~Loks Rescue+Maintenance
> SCHx~ALBx For LRVs~LRVs Transition
> SCHx~UICx For DMUs\EMUs\LRVs~Loks Rescue+Maintenance
> SCHx~L&Px For DMUs\EMUs\LRVs~Loks Rescue+Maintenance
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release; Cab Remote Option
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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 SGFN On NarrowGage In Europe
RailCarCoupler.SGFT 0000 SGFT On Tram\LRVs In Europe
RailCarCoupler.SGFV 0000 SGFV On DMUs + EMUs In Europe
ALSO KNOWN AS
> SecheronGeorgFischer=SGF\+GF+ Couplers\Koppels\Kupplongs
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> Y???~Y??? G.Fischer\Swiz
> Limited Use On DMUs + EMUs + Tram\LRVs In Europe
> SubTypes SGFNeben + SGFTram + SGFVorort Are InCompatible & Do NOT Mate
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SHIB \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
MAKERS
> SecheronGF
> Voith
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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

RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoA SHIB Concept
RailCarCoupler.SHIB~ShoB
ALSO KNOWN AS
> Shibata Couplers
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 1930~???? M.Shibata\Japan
> Used On DMUs + EMUs + Tram\LRVs In Japan + Venezuela
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIN \ WABx Couplers
MAKERS
> NSSM
> Yujin
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> SHIB ~ AARx For DMUs + EMUs + Tram\LRVs ~ Loks Rescue+Maintenance
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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
MAKERS
> NSSM
> Fukushima
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> SHIN ~ AARx For EMUs ~ Loks Rescue+Maintenance
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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 Couplers\Koppels\Kupplungs
DEVELOPMENT & USAGE
> 2000~2012 SchwabVerkTech\Swiz SchwabVerkTech\Swiz SchwabVerkTech\Swiz
> 2013~2017 SVTx Split From SGFx Then Merged Into Faiveley+WABx
> Limited Use On DMUs + EMUs + Tram\LRVs In Europe
> Intended\Designed As Replacement\Improvement For SGFx Couplers
> SubTypes SVTMetro+SVTStrass+SVTVoll Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
MAKERS
> SchwabVerkTech\Swiz
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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+Hooks\ThreeLooseLink\CloseInstantLink\EnglishScrew Couplers
> EuroScrew\Schrauben\UnionInternatChem=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 UnitLocos In Britain
> Widely Used In Britain+Europe+Africa+MidEast
> Limited Use In Asia+Australia+SouthAmerica
> Types UIC3+UICC+UICD+UICF+UICP+UICS Are Compatible & Mate To Each Other
STANDARDS
> BritishRail=BRxx\RailwayClearingHouse=RCHx\RailSafetyStandardsBoard=RSSB
> UnionInternationalChemins=UICx
MAKERS
> Axtone
> Chamunda
> Frontier
> Goehmann
> Haiduo Haiduo Haiduo
> LAFLloyd
> Ming
> MSV MSV
> Obro
> Oleo
> RMT
> WilliamCook
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> UICx~AARx For DMUs+EMUs+Wags~Loks Mntc\Transition, KnownAs Drop\SwingHeads Or SwingLinks
> UICx~RUSx For Euro~Russ InterChange, KnownAs RUS4\SA4\AK69 & RUS5\SA5\CAKv\ZAKv
> UICx~SCHx For DMUs+EMUs+Tram\LRVs~Loks Maintenance
OPERATION & RATINGS
> Manual Coupling; Manual Release
> Elec+Heat+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> Max Draw 337kLb 1500kN, Tons 4900sT 4444mT
> Typ Draw 191kLb 850kN, Tons 2755sT 2500mT
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
> SubTypes WABA\WABC\WABN\WABT Are InCompatible & Do NOT Mate
> Simular To InCompatible SCHx \ SGFx \ SHIB \ SHIN \ WEDG Couplers
COMPROMISE COUPLERS
> WABx~AARx For EMU~Lok Rescue+Maintenance
MAKERS
> Voith Voith Voith Voith
> WABCo.OhioBrass
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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
> Requires Problematic SafetyChains That Often Drag+Short 3rdRailLineElectric\3RLE
OPERATION & USAGE
> SemiAuto Coupling; SemiAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Seperate
> 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
MAKERS
> Cook
> Voith
OPERATION & RATINGS
> FullAuto Coupling; FullAuto Release
> Elec+Pneu Connections Are Integral
> 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