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rolling stock

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

Origin of rolling stock

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples of rolling stock

  • The rolling-stock is also the object of incessant improvements.

    The Argentine in the Twentieth Century

    Albert B. Martinez

  • The rolling-stock of the British railways certainly belied that fact.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow

    Edward Hungerford

  • The rolling-stock of the railroads was hastened out of reach.

  • These figures have since been somewhat reduced by the purchase of rolling-stock in Europe.

    Out To Win

    Coningsby Dawson

  • Here was a great deal of rolling-stock—scores of cars and many engines.

British Dictionary definitions for rolling stock

rolling stock

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