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Glossary Results for Word "Loose Coupled"

Loose Coupled Wagons coupled using Three Link CouplingExplain 'Three Link Coupling' are said to be loose coupled. The Three Link Coupling is easy and fast to use, but as the train can bunch up and string out, driving and braking are difficult and speeds have to be restricted. Loose coupling had one advantage: when starting a heavy train the weight of the wagons came on the engine one by one, as the slack in the couplings was taken up.