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The AAR type A switcher truck is a diesel locomotive truck introduced by EMD and installed as standard equipment on most EMD switcher locomotives and on those of other manufacturers.
An airliner is a type of aircraft for transporting passengers and air cargo.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC is an American brewing company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Anti-tank warfare arose as a result of the need to develop technology and tactics to destroy tanks during World War I. Since the first tanks were developed by the Triple Entente in 1916 but not operated in battle until 1917, the first anti-tank weapons were developed by the German Empire.
The Arnoux system is a train articulation system, for turning on railroad tracks, invented by Jean-Claude-Républicain Arnoux and patented in France in 1838.
The term "articulated locomotive" usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame.
An articulated vehicle is a vehicle which has a permanent or semi-permanent pivot joint in its construction, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply.
An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.
A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts.
The bilevel car (American English) or double-decker train (British English and Canadian English) is a type of rail car that has two levels of passenger accommodation, as opposed to one, increasing passenger capacity (in example cases of up to 57% per car).
A Bissel truck (also: Bissell truck or Bissel bogie) is a single-axled bogie which pivots towards the centre of a steam locomotive to enable it to negotiate curves more easily.
The Blomberg B is a "B" diesel locomotive truck.
A bogie (in some senses called a truck in North American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheelsets, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.
Bogie exchange is a system for operating railway wagons on two or more gauges to overcome difference in the track gauge.
The Brake Gangwayed or BG coach (also known as a Full Brake) is a type of British Railways Mark 1 passenger brake van.
A brake shoe is the part of a braking system which carries the brake lining in the drum brakes used on automobiles, or the brake block in train brakes and bicycle brakes.
With railways, a break of gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.
The British Rail Mark 3 is a type of passenger carriage developed in response to growing competition from airlines and the car in the 1960s.
British Railways Mark 1 was the family designation for the first standardised designs of railway carriages built by British Railways.
The Mark 2 family of railway carriages were British Rail's second design of carriages.
A chassis (plural chassis) is the internal framework of an artificial object, which supports the object in its construction and use.
A coil spring, also known as a helical spring, is a mechanical device which is typically used to store energy and subsequently release it, to absorb shock, or to maintain a force between contacting surfaces.
Commonwealth Steel Company was an American steel company based in Granite City, Illinois and founded in 1901 "by some of the young men who had helped establish the American Steel Foundry".
Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.
A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.
A dolly is an unpowered vehicle designed for connection to a tractor unit, truck or prime mover vehicle with strong traction power.
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor.
The English Steel Corporation Ltd was a United Kingdom steel producer.
EuroCity, abbreviated as EC, is a cross-border train category within the European inter-city rail network.
A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies.
A flange is an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel.
A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US) or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels.
Flexicoil suspension is a wear-resistant and maintenance-free suspension system, used in railway vehicles.
A Garratt (often referred to as a Beyer Garratt) is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts.
The Gölsdorf axle system is used on railway Gölsdorf locomotives to achieve quiet running and low wear-and-tear when negotiating curves.
The HT-C (locomotive) truck was created in 1970 by Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) as a component of their range of railway locomotives through to 1994.
Integral Coach Factory (ICF) coaches are conventional passenger coaches used on the majority of main-line trains in India.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Indian English is any of the forms of English characteristic of India.
The rolling stock used on the Isle of Man Railway today is entirely original but the serviceable passenger coaches number 14, out of an original total of 75 carriages.
The J.G. Brill Company manufactured trams/streetcars (also, US: trolleys, trolley cars)Young, Andrew D. (1997).
Jacobs bogies (named after Wilhelm Jakobs,, 1858–1942, a German mechanical railway engineer) are a type of rail vehicle bogie commonly found on articulated railcars and tramway vehicles.
A Krauss-Helmholtz bogie (Krauss-Helmholtz-Lenkgestell) is a mechanism used on steam locomotives and some electric locomotives to improve curve running.
Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft and may be used for either takeoff or landing.
A lateral motion device is a mechanism used in some railroad locomotives which permits the axles to move sideways relative to the frame.
The leading wheel or leading axle or pilot wheel of a steam locomotive is an unpowered wheel or axle located in front of the driving wheels.
A leaf spring is a simple form of spring commonly used for the suspension in wheeled vehicles.
A bogie or railroad truck holds the wheel sets of a rail vehicle.
A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.
A low-floor tram is a tram that has no stairsteps between one or more entrances and part or all of the passenger cabin.
A Luttermöller axle is an unusual steam locomotives component.
The Mallet locomotive is a type of articulated steam railway locomotive, invented by the Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet (1837–1919).
The Manx Northern Railway (MNR) was the second common carrier railway built in the Isle of Man.
The Mason Bogie is a type of articulated steam locomotive suited for sharp curves and uneven track, once commonly used on narrow gauge lines in the United States.
Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes.
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
Broadly speaking, modularity is the degree to which a system's components may be separated and recombined, often with the benefit of flexibility and variety in use.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
A plain bearing, or more commonly sliding bearing and slide bearing (in railroading sometimes called a solid bearing or friction bearing), is the simplest type of bearing, comprising just a bearing surface and no rolling elements.
A pony truck, in railway terminology, is a leading truck with only two wheels.
A Radial steering truck is a type of bogie used on locomotives.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
A railfan, rail buff, or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English, usually derogatory), is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport.
A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.
Brakes are used on the cars of railway trains to enable deceleration, control acceleration (downhill) or to keep them standing when parked.
Ride quality refers to a vehicle's effectiveness in insulating the occupants from undulations in the road surface (eg bumps or corrugations).
A road train or land train is a trucking vehicle of a type used in rural and remote areas of Australia, Europe, and the United States, to move freight efficiently.
A road–rail vehicle is a vehicle which can operate both on rail tracks and a conventional road.
The rocker-bogie system is the suspension arrangement used in the Mars rovers (mechanical robot) introduced for the Mars Pathfinder and also used on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) missions.
Rogers Centre, originally named SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated just southwest of the CN Tower near the northern shore of Lake Ontario.
Rollbocks, sometimes called transporter trailers, are pre-coupled narrow gauge transporter trucks or bogies that allow a coupled train of standard gauge wagons to be automatically loaded or rolled onto so that the train can then continue through a change of gauge.
The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.
A rubber-tyred metro, also spelled rubber-tired metro, is a form of rapid transit system that uses a mix of road and rail technology.
In the 1970s Dr Herbert Scheffel designed a new type of bogie in order to increase the development of South Africa's narrow gauge railway system.
A Schwartzkopff-Eckhardt II bogie (Schwartzkopff-Eckhardt-II-Lenkgestell or Schwartzkopff-Eckhardt-Gestell) is a mechanical device to improve the curve running of steam locomotives.
A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.
AB SKF (Swedish: Swedish ball bearing factory AB), later AB SKF, is a leading bearing and seal manufacturing company founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1907.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
A span bolster, in rail terminology, is a beam or frame used to link two trucks (US) or bogies (UK) so that they can be articulated together and be joined to the locomotive or railroad car at one rotating mounting point.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Steel casting is a specialized form of casting involving various types of steel.
Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.
SUW 2000 is a type of variable gauge system that allows a train to travel across a railway break-of-gauge.
Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, SBB, Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses, CFF, Ferrovie federali svizzere, FFS) is the national railway company of Switzerland.
A swivel is a connection that allows the connected object, such as a gun or chair, to rotate horizontally or vertically.
Syntegra is a bogie developed by Siemens incorporating an axle mounted gearless electric drive in an inside wheel bearing bogie.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
The Timken Company is a global manufacturer of bearings, and related components and assemblies.
A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load.
In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.
A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle.
On a steam locomotive, a trailing wheel or trailing axle is generally an unpowered wheel or axle (wheelset) located behind the driving wheels.
A train wheel or rail wheel is a type of wheel specially designed for use on rail tracks.
A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
A transmission is a machine in a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power.
A transporter wagon, in railway terminology, is a wagon (UIC) or railroad car (US) designed to carry other railway equipment.
A variable gauge system allows railway vehicles in a train to travel across a break of gauge caused by two railway networks with differing track gauges.
In rail transport, a wheel arrangement or wheel configuration is a system of classifying the way in which wheels are distributed under a locomotive.
A wheelset is the wheel - axle assembly of a railroad car.
In linguistics, a word sense is one of the meanings of a word (some words have multiple meanings, some words have only one meaning).
Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego (ZNTK, Rail Rolling Stock Repair Workshops) were a network of rolling stock maintenance and construction factories in Poland.
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