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List of railway vehicles

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List of railway vehicles

The is a list of all types of vehicle that can be used on a railway, either specifically for running on the rails, or for maintenance or up-keep of a railway.


  • General classes of railway vehicle 1
  • Railway vehicles listed by usage 2
    • Traction vehicles or propelled cars 2.1
    • Passenger use 2.2
    • Freight use 2.3
      • Container use 2.3.1
      • Bulk freight 2.3.2
      • Specialist use 2.3.3
      • Multi-modal 2.3.4
    • Ancillary vehicles 2.4
    • Military use 2.5
    • Maintenance of way vehicles 2.6
  • Railway vehicles listed alphabetically 3
    • A 3.1
    • B 3.2
    • C 3.3
    • D 3.4
    • E 3.5
    • F 3.6
    • G 3.7
    • H 3.8
    • L 3.9
    • M 3.10
    • O 3.11
    • P 3.12
    • R 3.13
    • S 3.14
    • T 3.15
  • References 4

General classes of railway vehicle

Railway vehicles listed by usage

Traction vehicles or propelled cars

Passenger use

Freight use

Container use

Bulk freight

Specialist use


Ancillary vehicles

Military use

Maintenance of way vehicles

Comboliner, used to align rails

Railway vehicles listed alphabetically





CNR derrick car (Sylvester Manufacturing Company, Kalamazoo Railway Supply Company. Mounted on a push car, pulled with a speeder or draisine.[2]













  1. ^ a b "General Code of Operating Rules: Section 5.12: Protection of Occupied Outfit Cars". Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to". Contact Us. September 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  3. ^ Megafret
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