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Parts of trains, trams and cable cars

baggage car

noun

a part of a train that carries passengers’ baggage

berth

noun

a bed on a train or ship

bogie

noun

one of the separate spaces into which a railroad car is divided

boxcar

noun

a railroad car for carrying goods, with high sides and a roof

buffet

noun

a dining car

cab

noun

the front part of a bus, train, or truck where the driver sits

cable car

noun

a small vehicle that hangs from a cable, used for taking people up and down mountains

caboose

noun

the back part of a train where the train workers sit

car

noun

one of the separate sections of a train. The British word is carriage

carriage

noun

a car of a train

coach

noun

the car of a train

compartment

noun

one of the separate spaces into which a railroad passenger car or airplane is divided

corridor

noun

a passage on a train

couchette

noun

a narrow bed attached to the wall of a train that swings down so that you can sleep on it

dining car

noun

the part of a train that is a restaurant

emergency cord

noun

a chain that a passenger can pull to stop a train immediately in an emergency

engine

noun

a vehicle that pulls a train

flatbed

noun

a railroad flatcar

flatcar

noun

a railroad car with no roof or walls, used for carrying large or heavy goods

funnel

noun

a tube that lets out smoke and steam from the engine of a boat or old-fashioned train

gondola

noun

the part of a cable car or ski lift that people sit in

locomotive

noun

the vehicle at the front of a train that pulls it

luggage rack

noun

a shelf in a train or bus, used for storing bags during a trip

observation car

noun

a railroad car designed for passengers to look at the view through large windows. It is usually the last car of a train.

parlor car

noun

a railroad car with comfortable seats that you must reserve

Pullman

noun

a special train that is very comfortable, or one of the cars that make up this train

quiet carriage

noun

a carriage on a train where passengers are asked not to make or receive phone calls, use electronic equipment that makes a noise, etc.

rolling stock

noun

the engines, cars, and other parts of trains used on a railroad

sleeper

noun

a railroad car that has beds in it for passengers to sleep in

sleeper

noun

one of the beds on a train

sleeping car

noun

a sleeper on a train

smoker

noun

a section of a train where passengers are allowed to smoke

smoking

noun

the part of a train where passengers are allowed to smoke

strap

noun

an object that hangs from the ceiling of a bus or a train for passengers to hold

tender

noun

the part of a train that contains the fuel and water for a steam engine

truck

noun

a railroad car used for carrying goods

van

noun

a railroad car used for carrying goods or mail

restaurant/dining/sleeping car

the part of a train used for a particular purpose, for example eating or sleeping

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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