telescoping of subway cars

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telescoping of subway cars

Post by rail10 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:38 pm

Do nyc subway cars are subjected to telescoping (Cars jumping up on each other) when involved in a high speed accident similar to the Washington Dc subway accident last July?

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Re: telescoping of subway cars

Post by Gerry6309 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:49 pm

rail10 wrote:Do nyc subway cars are subjected to telescoping (Cars jumping up on each other) when involved in a high speed accident similar to the Washington Dc subway accident last July?
The cars are designed tolocktogether and crush rather than telescope. This goes back to theearly days of the IRT.
Gerry. STM/BSRA

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