What is the front part of the train called?

In railroading, the pilot (also known as a cowcatcher or cattle catcher) is the device mounted at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles on the track that might otherwise derail the train. Instead of a pilot, trams use a device called a fender.
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What is the name of the person who drives a train?

An engineer (American and Canadian), engine driver, train driver, loco pilot, motorman, train operator (British and Commonwealth English), is a person who operates a train. The use of the term engineer to describe this occupation in North America should not be confused with the usual meanings of engineer.
  • What is the name of the person who drives the train?

    An engineer (American and Canadian), engine driver, train driver, loco pilot, motorman, train operator (British and Commonwealth English), is a person who operates a train. The use of the term engineer to describe this occupation in North America should not be confused with the usual meanings of engineer.
  • Who drives the boat?

    If it's a sailing boat, you sail it. If you're the captain of a ship, you skipper it, and if you're the helmsman, you steer or helm it, but otherwise, there's no general term. I did once hear a former captain of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier 'Ark Royal' say that he drove it, but that was in jest.
  • What is the average salary of a locomotive engineer?

    Almost 97 percent of all 38,790 locomotive engineers worked for rail transportation companies in 2011. The rest worked in support jobs, inside manufacturing plants or at coal mines.The rail transport engineers also earned the highest salaries with $25.49 per hour or $53,020 per year.
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What do you call the cars of a train?

A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (British English and UIC), also called a train car or train wagon, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
  • What is the thing on the front of a train called?

    In railroading, the pilot (also known as a cowcatcher or cattle catcher) is the device mounted at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles on the track that might otherwise derail the train.
  • How heavy is the train?

    The heaviest trains in Finland weigh approximately 5,400 tonnes (5,310 long tons; 5,950 short tons) and carry iron ore pellets (taconite) from the mines and processing plant in Kostomuksha, Russia. They go from Kostomuksha to Oulu, Finland, as 60-car unit trains measuring approximately 880 metres (2,890 ft) in length.
  • How long is a train boxcar?

    Boxcar Specifications
    50' Standard60' Hi-roof
    Exterior Length55' 5"67' 7"
    Exterior Width10' 7"10' 8"
    Cubic Capacity5,238 ft.6,646 ft.
    Freight Capacity70 - 100 tons100 tons

Updated: 16th October 2018

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