rolling stock


: the wheeled vehicles owned and used by a railroad or motor carrier

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Weaver, the union worker, said workers don't have time to inspect rolling stock the way the used to. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023 At $150,000 a car, the Antonaccis’ rolling stock is worth about $60 million. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 28 Feb. 2023 ANYbotics is partnering with Stadler Service to explore the potential of mobile robots to increase the efficiency and quality of routine inspection and maintenance of rolling stock. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2023 The images offer a glimpse of the multi-powered Amtrak Airo trains being built in California by manufacturing company Siemens Mobility as part of Amtrak’s multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 In New York, due to variables in rolling stock and station design, the MTA would have to standardize all its train platforms and train cars line by line in order to achieve this. Curbed, 28 Oct. 2022 And the Swiss train authorities, thank you very much, will be investing in this GPS technology for their next generation of rolling stock. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2011 In 2023, also on the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak will debut next-generation Acela trains that are capable of speeds of up to 160mph, to replace older rolling stock. Julia Buckley, CNN, 13 Dec. 2022 Merged gradually with the existing diesel rolling stock, the hydrogen trains (the Coradia iLint model) were set to be entirely in place by the end of the year. Julia Buckley, CNN, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rolling stock was in 1847

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“Rolling stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

rolling stock

: wheeled vehicles owned or used by a railroad or trucking company
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