Article 1015 of 16265 articles posted under "Courtesy and Professionalism, CSX Style"


Name: Free slack
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

On new cars you have about 1 free slack each end of cars. On worn draft
components you can have 6  of free slack each end of car. Now 12 of
free slack per car. Now you have 170 cars with excess free slack, you
do the math. You do a hard pull and the momentum  can have you get a
knuckle. You can have broken draft components that give you even more
slack and do not absorb energy.

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