This article is about train cars. For the genre of motorsports, see stock car racing. The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway. Rolling stock maintenance pdf has since expanded to include the wheeled vehicles used by businesses on roadways.
It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons. Note that stock in the term is business related and used in a sense of inventory.
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. In Great Britain, types of rolling stock were given code names, often of animals. For example, “Toad” was used as a code name for the Great Western Railway goods brake van, while British Railways wagons used for track maintenance were named after fish, such as “Dogfish” for a ballast hopper. These codes were telegraphese, somewhat analogous to the SMS language of today.
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However, some repainted units feature only blue and white interiors. Each Mark I car has 36 seats and a capacity of 80 passengers.