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An adhesion railway relies on adhesion traction to move the train.
The Adler (German for "Eagle") was the first locomotive that was successfully used commercially for the rail transport of passengers and goods in Germany.
Adolf Klose (1844–1923) was the chief engineer of the Royal Württemberg State Railways in southern Germany from June 1885 to 1896.
The ALCO MRS-1 is a type of diesel-electric locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) for the United States Army Transportation Corps (USATC).
Allegro is a high-speed train service between Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
The term "articulated locomotive" usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame.
The so-called Austauschbauart wagons were German railway vehicles produced from the late 1920s onwards which had common components built to agreed standards.
An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.
The axle track in automobiles and other wheeled vehicles which have two or more wheels on an axle, is the distance between the centerline of two roadwheels on the same axle.
Barsi Light Railway (BLR) was a long, narrow-gauge railway between Miraj and Latur in the state of Maharashtra in India.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), is a rapid transit public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
The Beugniot lever (Beugniot-Hebel) is a mechanical device used on a number of locomotives to improve curve running.
The Toronto Transit Commission(TTC) operated double end Birney streetcars from 1921–1940 and the smallest streetcar operated by the TTC.
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.
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.
Oaris is a modular high-speed train platform developed by the Spanish manufacturer CAF.
The CargoSprinter is a freight multiple unit designed to transport freight or equipment.
The International Union of Railways groups all special classes of railway goods wagon (less those in classes F, H, L, S or Z) into Class U in its goods wagon classification system.
A railway or railroad is a track where the vehicle travels over two parallel steel bars, called rails.
A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails.
Double-stack rail transport is a form of intermodal freight transport where intermodal containers are stacked two high on railroad cars.
The GT46C ACe is a model of diesel electric locomotive designed and built by Downer Rail, Cardiff using Electro-Motive Diesel components between 2007 and 2013.
The German Class 87 was a standard (see Einheitsdampflokomotive) goods train tank locomotive with the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG).
A drop table or wheel drop is a device used in railway engineering during maintenance jobs that require the removal of locomotive or rolling stock wheelsets.
The Eschede derailment occurred on 3 June 1998, near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany, when a high-speed train derailed and crashed into a road bridge.
The Eurasian Land Bridge (Yevraziyskiy sukhoputniy most), sometimes called the New Silk Road (Новый шёлковый путь, Noviy shyolkoviy put'), or Belt and Road Initiative is the rail transport route for moving freight and passengers overland between Pacific seaports in the Russian Far East and China and seaports in Europe.
Fives-Lille was a French engineering company located at Fives, a suburb of Lille.
A flange-bearing frog, often abbreviated FBF, is a type of frog in which the flange of the wheel on a railway vehicle supports the weight of the vehicle.
A flat spot, or wheel flat, is a fault in railroad wheel shape.
The system of German railway wagon classes (Wagengattungen) was introduced in Germany in 1902 and 1905 by the Prussian state railways based on their system of norms, and was soon taken up by the other state railways (Länderbahnen).
Most of the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself.
The High Capacity Metro Trains are a fleet of electric multiple unit (EMU) trains on order for use by Metro Trains Melbourne on the Melbourne rail network.
A hot box is the term used when an axle bearing overheats on a piece of railway rolling stock.
Hunting oscillation is a self-oscillation, usually unwanted, about an equilibrium.
Iberian-gauge railways (ancho ibérico, trocha ibérica, bitola ibérica) is the name given to the railways using track gauge of, most extensively used by the railways of Spain and Portugal.
Integral Coach Factory (ICF) coaches are conventional passenger coaches used on the majority of main-line trains in India.
This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to mechanical engineering.
The 6th class of Wide Gauge (W), Alternating Current powered (A), Passenger-dedicated (P) series.
An interference fit, also known as a press fit or friction fit is a fastening between two parts which is achieved by friction after the parts are pushed together, rather than by any other means of fastening.
The International Heavy Haul Association is an association of Heavy Haul railways that researches problems with the Rail-Wheel interface.
The International Wheelset Congress (IWC) was founded by Lucchini in 1963.
The IRT Ninth Avenue Line, often called the Ninth Avenue El, was the first elevated railway in New York City.
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.
Krefeld-Oppum is a station in the city of Krefeld in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on the Duisburg-Ruhrort–Mönchengladbach railway.
This page lists the most relevant model railway scale standards in the world.
A bogie or railroad truck holds the wheel sets of a rail vehicle.
60163 Tornado is a main line coal-fired steam locomotive built in Darlington, County Durham, England.
A Luttermöller axle is an unusual steam locomotives component.
The Nadal formula, also called Nadal's formula, is an equation in railway design that relates the downward force exerted by a train's wheels upon the rail, with the lateral force of the wheel's flange against the face of the rail.
The Newport Railway Workshops is a facility in the Melbourne suburb of Newport, Australia, that builds, maintains and refurbishes railway rollingstock.
North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
The NWE No.
The Svobodny Railroad Car Repair Plant or Svobodnensky car-repair plant (Свободненский вагоноремонтный завод) is an enterprise for the repair of railroad cars.
Open wagons form a large group of railway goods wagons designed primarily for the transportation of bulk goods that are not moisture-retentive and can usually be tipped, dumped or shovelled.
The Petit train de la Rhune is a metre gauge rack railway in France at the western end of the Pyrenees.
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.
Rail squeal is a screeching train-track friction sound, commonly occurring on sharp curves.
Rail transport modelling uses a variety of scales (ratio between the real world and the model) to ensure scale models look correct when placed next to each other.
A railgrinder (or rail grinder) is a maintenance of way vehicle or train used to restore the profile and remove irregularities from worn tracks to extend its life and to improve the ride of trains using the track.
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.
A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.
Railway engineering is a multi-faceted engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction and operation of all types of rail transport systems.
In railroad industry, the Ramsey car-transfer apparatus (Ramsey transfer) was a device to replace bogies on railroad cars to permit transfer of a train between railroad lines with different gauge.
A road–rail vehicle is a vehicle which can operate both on rail tracks and a conventional road.
In railroad terminology a Roadrailer or RoadRailer is a highway trailer, or semi-trailer, that is specially equipped for use in railroad intermodal service.
Rolling resistance, sometimes called rolling friction or rolling drag, is the force resisting the motion when a body (such as a ball, tire, or wheel) rolls on a surface.
The term ruling grade is usually used as a synonym for "steepest climb" between two points on a railroad.
In railway terminology the term running gear refers to those components of a railway vehicle that run passively on the rails, unlike those of the driving gear.
Russel Wheel and Foundry Company manufactured rail cars, rail car wheels, logging equipment and structural steel, Tall Skeletal Lighthouses in Detroit, Michigan between 1876 and 1916.
SeaRail is a company based in Tampere, Finland operating a logistics terminal.
The Sheffield Supertram (officially the Stagecoach Supertram) is a light rail tram system in the city of Sheffield, England.
Shelling may refer to.
Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways & Electricity Board (SHMD) was a public transport and electricity supply company formed by Act of Parliament in August 1901.
Slippery rail or low railhead adhesion, is a condition of railways (railroads) where contamination of the railhead causes trains to experience less adhesion (grip).
SM53, originally designed MBO and colloquially known as Høka, were a class of 58 trams and 50 trailers built by Høka and Hägglund for Oslo Sporveier.
Public Joint-Stock Company Stakhanov Railway Car Building Works — industrial enterprise of Ukraine, located in the city of Stakhanov, Luhansk Oblast, producing freight cars.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Stud contact is a system of electrification for model railways.
Surahammar Municipality (Surahammars kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden.
Talgo is a Spanish manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains.
A tank car (International Union of Railways (UIC): tank wagon) is a type of railroad car (UIC: railway car) or rolling stock designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities.
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.
Gauge conversion is the change of one railway track gauge to another.
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 inspection system is one of various systems of inspection which are essential to maintain the safe running of rail transport.
Train noise is vehicle noise created by trains.
A train wheel or rail wheel is a type of wheel specially designed for use on rail tracks.
A transporter wagon, in railway terminology, is a wagon (UIC) or railroad car (US) designed to carry other railway equipment.
The occurred on November 9, 1963 between Tsurumi Station and Shin-Koyasu Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line in Yokohama, Japan, about south of Tokyo, when two passenger trains collided with a derailed freight train, killing 162 people.
Tver Carriage Works (Tverskoy Vagonostroitelniy Zavod) is a rolling stock manufacturer located in Tver, Russia.
Undercarriage is the part of a moving vehicle that is underneath the main body of the vehicle.
The N Class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Somerton for V/Line between 1985 and 1987.
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.
The Vectron is a locomotive series made by Siemens Mobility, introduced at the 2010 InnoTrans trade fair in four prototype versions: diesel, multi-system, and both AC and DC electric power.
The E type carriages were wooden express passenger carriage used on the railways of Victoria, Australia.
The Victorian Railways used a variety of air-cooled and iced wagons for the transport of all manner of goods.
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
Wheelset may refer to.
The Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley is a heritage streetcar service in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.
The Mississauga train derailment of 1979, also known as the Mississauga Miracle occurred on Saturday, November 10, 1979, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, when a 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying chemicals and explosives including styrene, toluene, propane, caustic soda, and chlorine from Windsor, Ontario derailed near the intersection of Mavis Road and Dundas Street in Mississauga, Ontario.
The 1982 Washington Metro train derailment was an incident involving a single Orange Line Washington Metro train during the afternoon rush hour of January 13, 1982, in Downtown Washington, D.C. in the United States.
Railways with a railway track gauge of were first constructed in the United Kingdom and the United States.