Train or Locomotive

What is the difference between a train and a locomotive.


A locomotive is a single power unit by itself (not coupled up to any coaches or freight). Single locomotives are usually diesel as most electric locomotives (excluding freight) are permanently coupled to their coaches.


A train is a locomotive coupled up to rolling stock. It can be any amount of freight, coaches or even flatbeds.

Last Updated on June 2, 2021 by LK Editor

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