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Rolling Stock Terms

This page will be continuously updated… Accelerometer A device that can measure acceleration generated by the movement of an object along an axis. Adhesion (Coefficient of) During rolling contact, the … Continue reading

Coupler

A coupler, or coupling, is a device for joining rail vehicles in a train. There are two different kinds of couplers in the units: Automatic couplers on both unit ends (driver … Continue reading

Buffer Stop

A buffer stop or bumper is a device to prevent railway vehicles from going past the end of a physical section of track. The design of the buffer stop is dependent in part upon the … Continue reading