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Motor coach (rail)

Index Motor coach (rail)

A motor coach (International usage) or motorcar (US usage) is a powered rail vehicle able to pull several trailers and at the same time transport passengers or luggage. [1]

13 relations: Autorail, Bernina Pass, British Rail railbuses, Budd Rail Diesel Car, Budd SPV-2000, Electric multiple unit, Locomotive, Multiple unit, Railbus, Railcar, Railmotor, Rhaetian Railway, Südostbahn.


The French word Autorail describes a single powered railcar capable of carrying passengers.

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Bernina Pass

The Bernina Pass (el..) (Passo del Bernina) is a high mountain pass in the Bernina Range of the Alps, in the canton of Graubünden (Grisons) in eastern Switzerland.

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British Rail railbuses

British Rail produced a variety of railbuses, both as a means of acquiring new rolling stock cheaply, and to provide economical services on lightly-used lines.

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Budd Rail Diesel Car

The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcar.

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Budd SPV-2000

The Budd SPV-2000 is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit railcar built by the Budd Company between 1978 and 1981 for use on North American commuter railroads.

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Electric multiple unit

An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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Multiple unit

A multiple-unit train or simply multiple unit (MU) is a self-propelled train composed of one or more carriages joined together, which when coupled to another multiple unit can be controlled by a single driver.

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A railbus is a lightweight passenger rail vehicle that shares many aspects of its construction with a bus, typically having a bus (original or modified) body and four wheels on a fixed base, instead of on bogies.

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A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.

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Railmotor is a term which was used by several British railway companies for a lightweight railcar, that is, a railway carriage with a small steam traction unit or diesel or petrol engine integrated into it.

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Rhaetian Railway

The Rhaetian Railway (Rhätische Bahn, Ferrovia Retica, Viafier Retica), abbreviated RhB, is a Swiss transport company that owns the largest network of all private railway operators in Switzerland.

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The Südostbahn (Swiss South Eastern Railway) – commonly abbreviated to SOB – is a railway company and network in Switzerland.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_coach_(rail)

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