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Rolling Stock Components

Rolling stock originally referred to the vehicles that move on a railway. It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons.

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Rolling Stock Components

1- Car body

  • Car body shell
  • Underframe
  • Floor
  • Crash structure
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Painting and Sound damping
  • Fixing / connecting elements

2- Car body fittings

  • Front/End car body fittings
  • Roof car body fittings
  • Underframe car body fittings
  • Lateral car body fittings

3- Guidance (Bogies and running gear)

  • Motor bogie
  • Trailer bogie

4- Power System

  • Power supply
  • Power generation
  • Power conversion
  • Power dissipation
  • Power storage

5- Propulsion

  • Traction Control Unit (TCU)
  • Gear box
  • Traction motor
  • Mechanical transmission
  • Power converter

6- Auxiliary systems

  • Air supply system
  • Hydraulic system
  • Auxiliary electric system
  • Main Auxiliary Converter equipment
  • Low Voltage Power Supply / Battery Charger equipment
  • Special Aux. Converter equipment
  • Battery equipment
  • External supply system
  • Cooling unit for power and drive systems
  • Fire protection system
  • Sanding equipment
  • Horn
  • Flange lubrication device

7- Braking System

  • Brake control system
  • Friction brake equipment
  • Wheel Slip Protection (WSP) equipment
  • Magnetic track brake equipment
  • Emergency brake equipment
  • Eddy current brake equipment

8- Interiors

  • Interior architecture
  • Interior equipment
  • Toilet system
  • Engine room
  • Catering system

9- On board vehicle control

  • Electronic Train Control System (ETCS)
  • Train Control Management System (TCMS)
  • Heritage Automatic Train Protection (ATP) unit
  • Automatic Train Operation (ATO) unit
  • Fault data logger
  • Heritage juridical recorder unit
  • Voice recorder
  • System, capture unit
  • Video surveillance
  • Electronic rear mirror

10- Passenger information System (PIS)

  • Public Address System
  • Safety Alarm Systems
  • Central Passenger information System (PIS) unit
  • Driver-Machine Interface (DMI) for train/travel information
  • Seat reservation
  • Billing System
  • Trackside equipment

11- Communication systems

  • Train to wayside communication system
  • Onboard communication system

12- Cabling and Cabinets

  • Cabling
  • Cabinets

13- Door System

  • External doors
  • Internal doors

14- Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control unit
  • Air conditioning system
  • Heating system
  • Air ventilation and distribution system
  • Air intake
  • Exhaust air unit
  • Pressure protection system

15- Tilt System

  • Tilt Control Unit
  • Actuating System
  • Pantograph tilt system
  • Tilt monitoring and detection

16- Lighting

  • Emergency lighting system
  • Exterior lighting system
  • Interior lighting system

17- Coupler

  • Front coupler
  • Intermediate coupler
  • Emergency coupler (Towing coupler)

Source: iris-rail.org