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I'm not familiar with how your European freight coupling systems work, but we still have quite a bit of slack between the cars.

Except for the Russian broad gauge network and some ore transport cars, European freight trains use screw coupling. Now the rule is that the screw is screwed tighter for passenger cars, so European freight trains have more motion, too. Then again, car have side bumpers, and
also trains are much shorter. So I haven't heard of a derailment caused by longitudinal forces from improper train handling.

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by DoDo on Tue Dec 15th, 2009 at 03:58:38 PM EST
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