E unit coupler shrouds

Discussion in 'E8A' started by geep07, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. geep07

    geep07 Member

    I have been looking at photos of the coupler shrouds of E units and wondering on how they worked. Did they slide open or hinged? I noticed on a E7 photo it appeared the coupler pocket and the strike plate was on a sliding mechanism and locked in place. Some photos appeared that they where removed permanently. I guess the engine shop got tired of hammering the dents and getting them to fit and close. I was also wondering on how the coupler lift bars worked in conjunction with the shroud doors?
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  2. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I am sitting at my desk doing this from memory, but I believe E8 shrouds were sliders. E7 shrouds were hinged.

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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    This diagram comes from an E7 Operators Manual

  5. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Good Find!
    Knew that it had to slide out based on some of the photos.
    The strike plate bulging out was the clue.
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