A German Railway Vocabulary


This vocabulary emphasizes the technical meanings of words, and concentrates on engineering, signalling and operations rather than on traveller's words. The gender is shown by the definite article. Plurals will be found in dictionaries. English terms represent American or British practice.

Speeds: 16 km/h = 10 mph, 40 km/h = 25 mph, 60 km/h = 38 mph. Distance: 1 mi = 1.609 km, 1 ft = 0.3048 m. Force: 1 Kp (kilopond) = 1000 kgf. Power: 1 hp = 0.746 kW.

References

Any corrections or additions to this vocabulary are very welcome.


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Composed by J. B. Calvert
Created 8 June 2004
Last revised 31 March 2007