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Types of Train Cars

Boxcar
Boxcar

A boxcar is a North American railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. The boxcar, while not the simplest freight car design, is probably the most versatile, since it can carry most loads.

CargoBeamer
CargoBeamer

A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).

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Coil car
Coil car

A steel coil car owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Coil cars (also referred to as "steel coil cars" or "coil steel cars") are a specialized type of rolling stock designed for the transport of coils (i.e., rolls) of sheet metal, particularly steel.

Combine car
Combine car

A combine car in North American parlance, most often referred to simply as a combine, is a type of railroad car which combines sections for both passengers and freight. Most often, it was used on short lines to carry passengers and their luggage, as a full car would not have been cost effective.

Flatcar (or Flat): for Larger Bulky Loads
Flatcar (or Flat): for Larger Bulky Loads

Aside from the standard flatcar there is the center-beam flat. This car is just that containing a center beam with tall bulkheads on each end. Equipped with standard two-axle trucks the car is typically used to haul paper, lumber, drywall, or some other type of bulky construction material such as insulation.

Freight car (US) or Goods Wagon (UIC)
Freight car (US) or Goods Wagon (UIC)

List of railway vehicles ... Freight car (US) or Goods wagon ; High speed train; Locomotive; ... Tank car (US), Tank wagon (UIC) Specialist use

High Speed Train
High Speed Train

High-speed rail (HSR) is best suited for journeys of 1 to 4½ hours (about 150–900 km or 93–559 mi), for which the train can beat air and car trip time.

Locomotive
Locomotive

The locomotive was driven by a 2.2 kW, series-wound motor, and the train, consisting of the locomotive and three cars, reached a speed of 13 km/h. During four months, the train carried 90,000 passengers on a 300-metre-long (984 feet) circular track.

Multiple Unit
Multiple Unit

A multiple-unit train or simply multiple unit (MU) is a self-propelled train composed of one or more carriages joined together, which when coupled to another multiple unit can be controlled by a single driver.

Passenger car or Coach
Passenger car or Coach

A passenger car is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers. The term passenger car can also be associated with a sleeping car, baggage, dining, railway post office and prisoner transport cars. In some countries, such as the UK, some coaching stock to not carry passengers are referred to as "NPCS"; similarly some maintenance stock can be known as "MOW" - maintenance of way - in the US.

Rail Motor Coach
Rail Motor Coach

A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway). Such cars, when coupled together and hauled by one or more locomotives, form a train.

Railcar or Railbus
Railcar or Railbus

A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers. The term "railcar" is usually used in reference to a train consisting of a single coach (carriage, car), with a driver's cab at one or both ends.

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Road-Rail Vehicle
Road-Rail Vehicle

List of railway vehicles ... Road-rail vehicle; Rolling stock; Tilting train; ... Revenue collection cars; Roadrailer; Road-rail vehicle;