Simplex Type Automatic Coupler

Simplex Type Automatic Coupler (HMQ5O)

Location: Union, IL 60180 McHenry County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 13.723', W 88° 31.63'

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This type of coupler is an improved version of the first automatic coupler. It was designed shortly after the Civil War but not used extensively until after 1890.

It continued in heavy useage until the World War II era. Variations of this coupler were used on both passenger and freight cars.

NOTE: The first automatic coupler, the Miller Type, was invented, put into service and used in 1863. Another was the Janney or M.C.B. Type invented and patented by Eli H. Janney 1866 and 1873.
HM NumberHMQ5O
Placed ByIllinois Railway Museum
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 373976 N 4676299
Decimal Degrees42.22871667, -88.52716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.723', W 88° 31.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 43.38" N, 88° 31' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1506-1520 Depot St, Union IL 60180, US
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