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Glossary Results for Word "Three Link Coupling"

Three Link Coupling A very heavy chain with three links is used to couple (typically) wagons to form a train. One end of the link was permanently attached to the wagon, the other end was caught over a matching hook on the next wagon.
This loose couplingExplain 'Loose Coupled' method 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.