Fire-fighting Tankcar

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Re: Fire-fighting Tankcar

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:13 pm

Passenger type"tightlock"couplers are a shelf type coupler,might have some type of internal interference.
In an unplanned experiment,a tank car lost a truck enroute and did not derail being held in place by shelf coupler.
Didn't find out untill the hotbox detector axle count was off by 2 axles! :-)
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