Re: Pilot couplers

Dale Buxton
 

As a side note here. On D&RG narrow gauge locomotives the couplers did not extend over the pilot cages prow. Meaning, that it was impossible to couple these locomotives pilot to pilot. The pilot prows would strike each other before the coupler knuckles got anywhere near each other. And the only place you will find two locomotives in a train facing opposite directions is in rotary plow trains. But even then, there was a car or caboose between these engines.

Dale Buxton

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