FREIGHT CAR TYPE E/F COUPLERS
All Type E/F couplers are equipped with the Type E coupler “basic” design E head and one of the “basic” designs of the Type F coupler shanks and butt ends.
To meet varied service equipment arrangement needs, Type E/F couplers may be equipped with variant compatible shank designs and special features or fittings. For purposes of identification, each different coupler design is indicated by the assignment of a Catalog Number or ID No. Modifications to existing designs are indicated by the assignment of suffix letters to coupler catalog numbers or identification numbers.
Type E/F couplers have the same operating parts as the Type E couplers. Coupler yoke connection consists of the vertical pin (Y47) Type F; or a compatible end of car (EOC) cushioning device.