rail·​car | \ ˈrāl-ˌkär How to pronounce railcar (audio) \

Definition of railcar

1 : a railroad car
2 : a self-propelled railroad car

Examples of railcar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boom in energy markets spurred investment in railcar manufacturing, analysts said. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Railcar Makers Cut Costs as Pandemic Adds to Industry Woes," 6 Sep. 2020 The Abbey Inn & Spa, in New York’s Hudson Valley, meanwhile, can arrange travel from New York City in a private railcar. Charu Suri, Travel + Leisure, "How Hotels Are Adapting to New Needs in a New Era," 8 Sep. 2020 Approximately 29% of the railcar industry’s fleet, or 476,572 railcars, are currently in storage, according to Matthew Elkott, an analyst at investment firm Cowen Inc. who covers transportation companies, citing data from the AAR. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Railcar Makers Cut Costs as Pandemic Adds to Industry Woes," 6 Sep. 2020 Beloved by countless millennials (and Pokémon lovers of all ages), the original Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 put players on a tranquil railcar driving through nature, where a diversity of Pokémon prance or fly by. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "New Pokémon Snap Revives a Classic for Nintendo Switch," 17 June 2020 Manufacturers including Precision Castparts, railcar maker Gunderson and Evraz Steel have made significant cuts during over the past several weeks. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "McMinnville polymer manufacturer Meggitt will lay off 118, blames coronavirus," 1 May 2020 However, the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum now runs the risk of losing its centerpiece exhibits—a collection of vintage railcars—unless the museum can be completed before existing funds run out. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball’s potential Texas Railroading Heritage Museum asking for $3M grant from TEDC," 7 May 2020 Trinity Industries produces rail transportation products including railcars along with roadway and traffic control equipment. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Trinity Industries is moving its headquarters to Farmers Branch," 1 Apr. 2020 The rail-barge link allows railcars loaded in the Lower 48 to be barged to Whittier where they are added to Alaska Railroad trains. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Railroad netted solid profit in 2019 but uncertainty lies ahead," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of railcar

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Sep 2020

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“Railcar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railcar. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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