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high-speed train click to hear : high-speed train

High-speed passenger train (between 220 and 300 km/h) powered by electricity, with a power car at each end and a limited number of cars in between.
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suspension truck air compression unit pilot position light headlight power car driver’s cab headlight catenary motor truck motor unit main transformer equipment compartment baggage compartment passenger car pantograph coupling guide device

suspension truck click to hear : suspension truck

Three-axled truck with brakes and shock absorbers.

air compression unit click to hear : air compression unit

System producing compressed air for operating various pneumatic devices, such as the suspension and brakes.

pilot click to hear : pilot

Steel bar attached to the frame that pushes aside debris from the track.

position light click to hear : position light

Lamp signaling the presence of the power car while at rest.

headlight click to hear : headlight

Lamp illuminating the sides of the track.

power car click to hear : power car

Vehicle with an electric motor and braking system for pulling one or more cars.

driver’s cab click to hear : driver’s cab

Compartment in the power car containing controls used by the engineer and providing a view of the track ahead.

headlight click to hear : headlight

Lamp illuminating the track ahead.

catenary click to hear : catenary

One or more overhead wires supplying electricity to the power car.

motor truck click to hear : motor truck

Two-axled truck with traction motors propelling the power car.

motor unit click to hear : motor unit

Compartment where the electricity from the transformers is modified and transmitted to the motor trucks.

main transformer click to hear : main transformer

Device transferring and adapting electrical energy from the catenary to the traction motors.

equipment compartment click to hear : equipment compartment

Compartments for various electrical equipment.

baggage compartment click to hear : baggage compartment

Space at the entrance of the car for stowing large pieces of luggage.

passenger car click to hear : passenger car

Part of the car with rows of numbered seats.

pantograph click to hear : pantograph

Articulating mechanism on the roof of the power car that collects electricity from an overhead catenary.

coupling guide device click to hear : coupling guide device

Assembly on the nosepiece of the power car for coupling it with another train.