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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)

Automatic Couplings

Automatic Couplings.

The provision of automatic couplers has seriously engaged the attention of several of the lines. I spent some time on this subject with the respective Chief Mechanical Engineers and visited the steel works where these are being made in large quantities. The transition period coupler used is ingenious and effective, and the ease and freedom with which shunters couple and uncouple wagons fitted with the coupler makes one reminiscent of Canada and U.S.A., where automatic couplers are universally used.