Amtrak derailment: 7 injured in Vermont
An Amtrak passenger train derailed in Northfield, Vermont, injuring seven people, officials said. There were no fatalities.Dana Huoppi, a spokeswoman with the Montpelier Fire Department, said at least...
Coupler
Coupler may refer to:
Railway signalling
Railway signalling is a system used to safely direct railway traffic in order to prevent trains from colliding. Trains move on fixed rails so they are uniquely susceptible to collision; the weight of ...
Railway signalling - Wikipedia
Train protection system
A train protection system is a railway technical installation to ensure safe operation in the event of human failure.
The earliest systems were train stops, as still used by the New York City Subw...
Train protection system - Wikipedia
Amtrak derailment: 7 injured in Vermont
An Amtrak passenger train derailed in Northfield, Vermont, injuring seven people, officials said. There were no fatalities.Dana Huoppi, a spokeswoman with the Montpelier Fire Department, said at least...
Station (roller coaster)
The station of a roller coaster is the area where lines to rides divide into lanes to board the roller coaster.The station is also an area for riders to exit. Often, on high impact coasters, guests wi...
Station (roller coaster) - Wikipedia
Railway coupling conversion
From time to time, a railway decides that it needs to upgrade its coupling system from one that is proving unsatisfactory, to another that meets future requirements. This can be done gradually, which ...
Railway coupling conversion - Wikipedia
Transmission balise-locomotive
Transmission balise-locomotive (Dutch: Transmissie Baken Locomotief) (TBL) (English "Transmission Beacon Locomotive") is a train protection system used in Belgium and on Hong Kong's East Rail Line.
Transmission balise-locomotive - Wikipedia
Leading wheel
The leading wheel or leading axle or pilot wheel of a steam locomotive is an unpowered wheel or axle located in front of the driving wheels. The axle or axles of the leading wheels are normally locate...
Leading wheel - Wikipedia
AAR type A switcher truck
The AAR type A switcher truck is a diesel locomotive truck introduced by EMD and installed as standard equipment on most EMD switcher locomotives and on those of other manufacturers. It was designed b...
AAR type A switcher truck - Wikipedia
Bow collector
A bow collector is one of the three main devices used on tramcars to transfer electric current from the wires above to the tram below. While once very common in continental Europe, it was replaced by ...
Bow collector - Wikipedia
Destination sign
A destination sign (North American English), or destination indicator (British English) is a sign mounted on the front, side or rear of a public transport vehicle, such as a bus, tram/streetcar or lig...
Destination sign - Wikipedia
Norwegian coupling
A Norwegian coupling (or meat chopper) is a manual coupling consisting of a central buffer with a mechanical hook that drops into a slot in the central buffer. The system is only found on narrow gauge...
Norwegian coupling - Wikipedia
Rail gauge
In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.All vehicles on a network must have running gear that is...
Rail gauge - Wikipedia
Rail adhesion
Adhesion railway or adhesion traction is the most common type of railway, where power is applied by driving some or all of the wheels of the locomotive. Rail adhesion relies on the friction between a ...
Rail adhesion - Wikipedia
Communications-based train control
Communications-based train control (CBTC) is a railway signaling system that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the traffic management and infrastructure con...
Communications-based train control - Wikipedia
Track circuit
A track circuit is a simple electrical device used to detect the absence of a train on rail tracks, used to inform signallers and control relevant signals.
The basic principle behind the track cir...
Track circuit - Wikipedia
Rail fastening systems
A rail fastening system is a means of fixing rails to railroad ties (United States) or sleepers (international). The terms rail anchors, tie plates, chairs and track fasteners are used to refer to pa...
Rail fastening systems - Wikipedia
Inductrack
Inductrack is a passive, fail-safe electrodynamic magnetic levitation system, using only unpowered loops of wire in the track and permanent magnets (arranged into Halbach arrays) on the vehicle to ach...
Boxpok
A Boxpok is a steam locomotive wheel that gains its strength through being made of a number of box sections rather than having traditional solid spokes (the name is a variation on "box-spoke"). Being...
Boxpok - Wikipedia
Pony truck
A pony truck, in railway terminology, is a leading truck with only two wheels.Its invention is generally credited to Levi Bissell, who devised one in 1857 and patented it the following year. Hence the...
Headstock (railway)
A headstock of a rail vehicle is a transverse structural member located at the extreme end of the vehicle's underframe. The headstock supports the coupling at that end of the vehicle, and may also su...
Corridor connection
A corridor connection (or gangway connection) is a flexible connector fitted to the end of a railway coach to enable passage from one coach to another without falling out of the train.
The London ...
Corridor connection - Wikipedia
Canadian comfort cab
The Canadian comfort cab or wide cab is a broad-nosed cab design found on modern diesel locomotives. It occupies the entire width of the locomotive, and typically has an access door on the front of t...
Canadian comfort cab - Wikipedia
Roller coaster wheel assembly
Today's modern roller coasters, both wooden and steel, have the same basic design of wheel assembly. Each wheel assembly has three wheels. Underfriction, or up-stop, wheels; tractor, or running, wheel...
Roller coaster wheel assembly - Wikipedia