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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by John_Perkowski
 
bostontrainguy wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:38 am
Could have both for emergency situations.

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A European hook and horn? AYFSM? The ICC forbade those in the US over a century ago.
  by bostontrainguy
 
John_Perkowski wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:08 am
bostontrainguy wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:38 am
Could have both for emergency situations.
A European hook and horn? AYFSM? The ICC forbade those in the US over a century ago.
No, I was just suggesting that there was a way to have a "backup" American AAR coupler available for use if necessary.
  by MattW
 
I think his point is that a swing-down AAR coupler would only work with a hook and horn type coupler. I can't imagine an AAR coupler being able to swing out of the way of a Scharfenberg or pin and cup coupler.

But for an automatic coupler, could each car just carry a pair of coupler adapters?