Slip Coaches: Passenger Train Cars Detached at Speed
June 13, 2018 4:55 AM Subscribe
For 100 years, express trains on British railways would sometimes drop passengers off at local stations without stopping, by detaching rear cars at speed while passing the station. Operation of these "slip coaches" (also called "slip carriages") required quite a bit of technical maneuvering, as Thomas and Friends could tell you. Slip coaches had their final day in 1960--and we have video from the voyage!