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The term rolling stock in the industry refers to , including both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example , , coaches, private railroad cars and . In the , the definition has been expanded from the older broadly defined "trains" to include wheeled vehicles used by businesses on roadways.


Overview
The word "stock" in the term is used in a sense of . Rolling stock is considered to be a , 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.
(2020). 9781447149934, Springer.
The term contrasts with fixed stock (), which is a collective term for the , , , other buildings, electric wires, etc., necessary to operate a railway.

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Code names
In , 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 , while wagons used for track maintenance were named after fish, such as "Dogfish" for a . These codes were , somewhat analogous to the of today.


See also
  • Great Western Railway telegraphic codes
  • Great Western Railway wagons
  • List of railway vehicles


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