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


Electric locomotive

Shunting collision between two four-axle electric locomotives of Railion / DB (Class 185.2 and Class 140) in autumn of 2007. The vehicles collided in a curve, so that the crash function of just one EST deformation system G1.A1 was activated. The deformation system deformed in the planned manner and prevented all structural damages for both locomotives (actio = reactio). No derailment occured.

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Railion 185 287 in the Mannheim service depot, which (except for the EST deformation system
Duplex G1.A1 that deformed in the planned manner and is easy to replace)
remained entirely free of damage
(Photo: EST, added 19.09.2007).

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(Photo: EST, added 19.09.2007).

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(Photo: EST, added 19.09.2007).


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