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The means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks.

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leading wheel

Railways; Train parts

A non-driving wheel which is positioned ahead of the driving wheels.

traction rolling stock

Railways; Train parts

This group comprises the stock known generally as locomotives.


Railways; Train parts

A locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train by pulling from the front (as in its origins) or by pushing it from the bottom also.

driving wheel

Railways; Train parts

A wheel to which the power from the engine is trasmitted by various mechanical organs, such as rods or gears.

power plant

Railways; Train parts

It consists of a steam boiler in which water is converted into steam by the heat generated by the combustion of a fossil fuel (almost always coal) burned in a firebox.

non-driving wheel

Railways; Train parts

It transmits no power but helps in guiding the locomotive on the rails and in supporting and distributing weight.


Railways; Train parts

It forms an open or enclosed space for freight and passengers. The body can assume a variety of forms depending on the purpose for which the car or coach is to be used.