rolling stock


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rolling stock

n.
The equipment available for use in transportation by land, as buses, locomotives, or railroad cars, owned by a particular company or carrier.

rolling stock

n
(Railways) the wheeled vehicles collectively used on a railway, including the locomotives, passenger coaches, freight wagons, guard's vans, etc

roll′ing stock′


n.
the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.rolling stock - collection of wheeled vehicles owned by a railroad or motor carrier
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Translations

rolling stock

n (Rail) → materiale m rotabile
References in classic literature ?
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Professor Stuart Cole said there was no easy or quick resolution to the lack of rolling stock that has left commuters on some key morning and evening services, mainly in south east Wales, livid at overcrowding and cancellations.
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The tour was organised in collaboration with the Japanese Mitsubishi group for civil defence and locomotive engineers in Qatar, to learn firsthand the latest technologies in material used in the manufacture of metro rolling stock and the extent of its resistance to fire.
Qatar Rail has sent civil defence engineers in a bid to learn the latest technologies and materials used in the manufacture of metro rolling stock and the extent of its resistance to fire.
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The contracts cover supply of equipment for the line and its rolling stock, and 10 years of maintenance service.