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rolling stock

noun
1.
the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars.
Also, stock.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • The implication was that the purchase of new rolling stock brought lavish commissions.
  • Getting that natural gas out of the ground and into our rolling stock is another major job creator.
  • Services are improving and rail bosses have announced plans to spend billions on new rolling stock, faster lines and new stations.
  • The locomotive will be the prime piece of rolling stock at the museum once restored to fully operating condition.
  • Facility includes a motor vehicle, rolling stock, or pipeline used for one or more of these purposes.
  • The taxpayer's business involves the repair and renovation of worn or damaged railroad rolling stock.
  • Employees of this section also repair and maintain compressors, pumps, and rolling stock.
  • rolling stock declines in operability and desirability from in-service date to retirement date.
British Dictionary definitions for rolling stock

rolling stock

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