Railway Vehicle Dynamics Glossary

Authored by: Tim McSweeney

Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138602854
eBook ISBN: 9780429469398
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429469398-21

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Abstract

There appears to be as much national and regional variation in the technical and operational terminology used by different railway systems as there is in the multitude of track gauges that have been utilised around the globe. One prominent difference is in the use of the word ‘railway’ by those whose systems originated from British-backed development versus the use of the word ‘railroad’ for most systems using American-based technology.

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