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    car vs carriage

    What's the most common name of the connected parts of train?

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    Re: car vs carriage

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What's the most common name of the connected parts of train?
    Could be "train wagons".
    Maybe simply "trains".

    "Locomotive" could be the engine of a train.

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    Re: car vs carriage

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    Could be "train wagons".
    Maybe simply "trains".

    "Locomotive" could be the engine of a train.
    "Maybe" doesn't feet in here.

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    Re: car vs carriage

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What's the most common name of the connected parts of train?
    In BrE "carriages" for a passenger train and "wagons" for a freight train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE "carriages" for a passenger train and "wagons" for a freight train.
    Do we say "a car" for the connected parts of a train?

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Do we say "a car" for the connected parts of a train?
    Not usually in BrE. Except perhaps "the dining car".

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    Re: car vs carriage

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Not usually in BrE. Except perhaps "the dining car".
    Other countries?

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    #8

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    cable car



    a vehicle which hangs from and is moved by a cable (= thick strong, usually inter-twinned wire) and transports people up steep slopes

    In the US "cable car" is a vehicle on a cable railway

    We say car for a road vehicle. (Not for a railway vehicle.)

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    #9

    Re: car vs carriage

    In the US it`s simply a car or a railroad car. As in BrE, we also say dining car.

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    #10

    Re: car vs carriage

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/

    cable car



    a vehicle which hangs from and is moved by a cable (= thick strong, usually inter-twinned wire) and transports people up steep slopes

    In the US "cable car" is a vehicle on a cable railway

    We say car for a road vehicle. (Not for a railway vehicle.)
    Thanks for your "very good explanation" that means the contrary.

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