rolling stock


Definition of rolling stock

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

Examples of rolling stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The smaller rolling stock serves to accentuate the Wagoneer's boxy, tall body, especially from the rear. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Spied in Production Form," 6 Oct. 2020 The city is adding $1.5 million for deferred maintenance for capital projects, another $1.5 million for deferred maintenance for the Department of Public Works and $4 million for a rolling stock plan. Anna Beahm |, al, "Woodfin’s $412M budget includes furloughs, cuts for local agencies," 18 Aug. 2020 The League City Fire Department is getting a new addition to its rolling stock. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "League City to get beefed-up fireboat," 11 Aug. 2020 Production started this year on around €375 million worth of rolling stock from Siemens, including 13 night trains with a new design featuring individual sleeping pods for solo travelers. Palko Karasz, New York Times, "The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow," 23 Dec. 2019 The engine will work occasionally at the museum, helping to move its collections of locomotives and rolling stock. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Domino Sugar is donating ‘Sweet Toot,’ a small, old locomotive, to the B&O Railroad Museum," 21 Oct. 2019 Shortages of rolling stock and drivers have resulted in up to 43% of Northern Rail’s trains being delayed or cancelled each day. The Economist, "British railways are reduced to chaos by a botched timetable change," 7 June 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018 With the right policies, honestly executed, rolling stock, rather than livestock, could someday glide along the tracks of the Transnordestina railway. The Economist, "Latin America needs an infrastructure upgrade," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rolling stock

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rolling stock was in 1847

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15 Oct 2020

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“Rolling stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rolling stock

: the wheeled vehicles that are owned and used by a railroad

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