The humble freight wagon coupler is going digital – or is it?
The international railway press has got very excited about the coming of the European Standard freight coupler, or DAC (Digital Automatic Coupling). ‘Essential for modal transfer’, ‘key enabler of automation’, ‘boosting capacity’ and ‘manpower saving’ were just some of the plaudits. Deutsche Bahn loves it and is organising a trial on 10 wagons to choose the winner. How quaintly old railway.
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