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Parts of trains, trams and cable cars

berth

noun

a bed on a train or ship

bogie

noun

one of the separate spaces into which a railway carriage is divided

boxcar

noun

a railway truck for carrying goods, with high sides and a roof

buffet

noun

the part of a train where you can buy drinks, sandwiches etc

cab

noun

the front part of a bus, train, or lorry 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 guard’s van of a train

car

noun

a carriage of a train

carriage

noun

one of the vehicles that are joined together to make a train. The American word is car.

coach

noun

one of the sections of a train. The American word is car

communication cord

noun

a chain or handle that a passenger can pull to make a train stop in an emergency. The official name for a communication cord is passenger communication handle.

compartment

noun

one of the separate spaces into which a railway carriage 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

engine

noun

a vehicle that pulls a train

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

guard’s van

noun

the part of a train in which the guard travels, usually at the back

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 journey

observation car

noun

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

Pullman

noun

a special train that is very comfortable, or one of the parts 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.

restaurant car

noun

a section of a train where meals are served

rolling stock

noun

the engines, carriages, and other parts of trains used on a railway

sleeper

noun

a railway carriage 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 railway vehicle used for carrying goods

van

noun

a railway carriage used for carrying goods or post

wagon

noun

a large open container that is pulled by a train and is used for carrying goods

buffet/dining/sleeping car

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

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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