--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, bob gillis <robertgillis@...> wrote:
I would call it an electric railcar. The term railcar does not designateRailcar is a very general term. Are you limiting the term to cars thatMultiple units are a type of Rail Car where more than one can be???? All Railcars have engines!!!! That's what makes them railcars.
only an internal combustion motor. It could be electric, diesel-electric
My point exactly. MU in this case refers to the locomotives and not toA multiple unit would refer to any consist which had more than oneNo way. The locomotive is multiple unit but the train is not.
the cars. A consist (rake) of two SBB Re 45o - B - AB - Bt Zuerich
Commuter (S-Bahn) trains would be a multiple unit (train).
One last time:
An Emu is a bird, a rake is a gardening utensil, a triebwagen ist a
self-propelled railcar (electric or diesel), a trainset is a triebzug
and as Forrest Gump said in the movie, "that's all I have to say about