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noun

the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars.

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Origin of rolling stock

First recorded in 1850–55
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rolling stock

noun

the wheeled vehicles collectively used on a railway, including the locomotives, passenger coaches, freight wagons, guard's vans, etc
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