A Portrait of Strength

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Tom Macrery
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A Portrait of Strength

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Size, mass, strength necessary to transmit the power and haul the goods.
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A massive knuckle helps the work to get done.
A massive knuckle helps the work to get done.
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Nathan Berelowitz
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Re: A Portrait of Strength

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The couplers always fascinate me. If you think of the strain on it as it holds the coaches together safely and over all gradients. Amazing. The FOTR logo has the buffers clasped in a hand shake!
John Fellows
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Location: UK

Re: A Portrait of Strength

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When I worked at DB Shenker, we built a fleet of bogie ballast wagons, which involved fitting this type of knuckle coupler. These weighed an absolute TON,and were very scary and awkward to handle.
One careless move and you would certainly lose some fingers !!
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