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Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed – 99% Invisible

According to British railway lore, the “slip coach” was born when a rail official was riding in a train car that came an unexpected stop. The rest of the express train kept going while his carriage glided to a gentle halt in front of a midway station. As the story goes, the coupling chain broke

Source: Slip Coaches: Back When British Express Trains Detached Passenger Cars at Speed – 99% Invisible

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