Glossary of Terms


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5-pack
An articulated wagon comprising five platforms, the adjacent ends of individual units being supported on a common bogie and permanently connected by a device which permits free rotation in all planes.
Example: 5-pack articulated wagon.
Note, these do not always consist of five units; they could be 2-packs, 3-packs etc.

Regional
Disciplines: Rolling Stock
5-unit
A wagon consisting of five permanently coupled platforms, each platform independently supported on a pair of bogies.
Example: 5-unit bogie well wagon.
Note, 5-units are the most common but they do not need to consist of five units, i.e. there could be 2-units, 3-units etc in the same configuration.

Regional
Disciplines: Rolling Stock