Rolling Stock

Rolling stock comprises all the vehicles that move on a railway. It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons. However, in some countries (including the United Kingdom), the term is usually used to refer only to unpowered vehicles, specifically excluding locomotives which may be referred to as running stock, traction or motive power. Rolling stock is considered to be a liquid asset, or close to it, since the value of the vehicle can be readily estimated and then shipped to the buyer without much cost or delay.

Additional definition with the above as the derivation: The road vehicles of a trucking company.

The term contrasts with fixed stock (infrastructure), which is a collective term for the track, signals, stations, other buildings, electric wires, etc., necessary to operate a railway.

  • Diesel and steam locomotives

  • DMU rolling stock

  • American-style hopper car

  • Articulated well cars with intermodal containers

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Lisbon Metro - History - The 1990s
... The rolling stock was now composed of 191 coaches 80 of them ML7, 54 ML90 and 57 ML79 ... Orders for new rolling stock continued in 1997, when half of the cars now known as ML95 were delivered (19 electric triple units, motor-trail-motor, or 57 cars) ... The rolling stock was then composed of 305 cars - 80 ML7, 54 ML79, 57 ML90 and 114 ML95, and the network comprised 40 stations ...
Wooden Toy Train - History - Early Companies in The USA
... These were manufactured in Japan and used a snap system to join pieces of rolling stock and tracks ... Rolling stock from Jack Built Snap Trains and Skaneateles Handicrafters could ride on either manufacturer's tracks ... However, individual pieces of rolling stock and track from the two brands could not be combined ...
Chain Of Responsibility - Victorian Reforms - Rail Safety Act
... infrastructure, contractors working on rolling stock or rail infrastructure, and rail safety workers including drivers and maintainers of rolling stock and infrastructure to ... maintenance, repair and modification of rail infrastructure and rolling stock." The Rail Safety Act which emerged from that process therefore imposes a chain of responsibility across all key parties in ...
Rolling Stock - Code Names
... In Great Britain, types of rolling stock were given code names, often of animals ... were telegraphese, somewhat analogous to the SMS language of today Look up rolling stock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary ...

Famous quotes containing the words stock and/or rolling:

    A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
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