::Railway coupling


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A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train. The design of the coupler is standard, and is almost as important as the track gauge, since flexibility and convenience are maximised if all rolling stock can be coupled together.

The equipment that connects the couplings to the rolling stock is known as the draft gear.

Railway coupling sections
Intro   Nomenclature   Link and pin  Albert coupler  The Miller Hook and Platform   Bell   Automatic Couplers   Multi-function couplers    Dual couplings and match wagons    Brake couplings    Draw gear    Model trains    Accidents    See also    References    External links   

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