Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed
Author: WebDigger
Date: 07-07-2018 - 18:50

"According to British railway lore, the “slip coach” was born when a rail official was riding in a train car that came an unexpected stop. The rest of the express train kept going while his carriage glided to a gentle halt in front of a midway station. As the story goes, the coupling chain broke in transit, so the guard on the slipped car used his handbrake to slow and guide it carefully to a halt alongside the platform. Fascinated by the accident, the official wondered: could we do this on purpose? Thus, in the mid-1800s, train operators began detaching passenger cars in motion, sending them into stations without motive power of their own."

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Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed WebDigger 07-07-2018 - 18:50
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed gandy LPN 07-07-2018 - 21:37
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Ed Workman 07-08-2018 - 08:23
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed rAILBARON 07-08-2018 - 11:50
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Brian 07-08-2018 - 12:32
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Ed Workman 07-08-2018 - 13:17
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Railbaron 07-08-2018 - 15:01
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Dr Zarkoff 07-08-2018 - 18:48
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Ed Workman 07-09-2018 - 13:37
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Dr Zarkoff 07-09-2018 - 23:35
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Max Wyss 07-08-2018 - 17:03
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed gandy lpn 07-08-2018 - 21:23
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Max Wyss 07-09-2018 - 01:25
  Re: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed Ed Workman 07-09-2018 - 13:54


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