Yes the 370 had no couplers.  The link coupler on the car would hook onto the bar on the 370.  In practice it did not work well.  My dad had a 370 as a kid and said he would use a string to tie the first car to the bar so it wouldn't unhook constantly.

FlyerMike S gauge railroading on the floor

I received set 5112T for Christmas of 1952. At the time I was too young to remember it but I still have it. The link coupler bar was a clever solution that allowed coupling and uncoupling with link couplers. The key is flawless track carefully fastened down on a layout. Track laying on a floor will cause cars to uncouple from the 370. 370's also had poor traction so they would not pull many cars. Mine pulls 6 freight cars  (two diecast) or 4 passenger cars (652, 652, 653, 654) on a layout with no uncoupling.

Tom

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