THE EST CRASH BUFFER - Information and References on the EST Crash Buffers G1, R1 and X1

The EST CRASH BUFFER
Information and References


Real accidents of vehicles with EST Crash Buffers


Passenger coach

Accident involving one of the passenger coaches that accompany the dedicated lorry hauling trainsets (RoLa) operated by Austrian federal railways ÖBB in the winter of 2005/06. The impact occured at an oblique angle. Hence, the crash function of just one EST Crash Buffer was triggered. Subsequently, the component deformed in the planned manner and prevented structural damages to the vehicle frame. No derailment occured.

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Side view of the deformed EST Crash Buffer R1-200 S
(Photo: ÖBB TS, added 22.03.2006).

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Head view of the deformed EST Crash Buffer R1-200 S
(Photo: ÖBB TS, added 22.03.2006).


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