Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why they mark cars with rotary couplers?

The answer is so they avoid an accident like the following that happened at dumper 31 Westshore property at Roberts Bank. A snafu, first coal car behind locomotive must have a rotary drawbar next to locomotive. Photos by unknown.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bullshit! No way a rotary coupler can cause a loco to flip like that. Get your facts straight.

The coal dumper grabbed the loci and tipped it over. Don't blame the coupler.. it's the guy operating the dumper's fault. And it happens more often than you'll ever know.