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    I enjoy running European trains in TRS. However I've always been a little baffled as to the naming conventions. I've done some Google searches but haven't really been able to come up with a decent list. Could someone give me a run-down of the more common cars are, what type of car they are and what they haul?

    Some stuff is fairly obvious like the hoppers & tank cars. But things like the Shimmns, Hbbins, etc I haven't the foggiest as to what they haul.

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    so do you just keep adding things onto them? For instance, the Shimmns would be:
    Special Flat, with thick insulation, and then some loading length, and permitted up to 100km/h?

    but what would it haul?

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    Peter,
    Here are some links to sites for the UK (we are part of Europe - even thought some people here don't want us to be) .

    http://www.ltsv.com/w_ref_codes_tops.php (1970s to present day UK TOPS computer system codes).

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/7-f...-traintype.htm (A general document about UK freight operations).

    http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/pau...srailwaywagons (Photos of UK wagons - click on the photos for further sections).

    If you can let me know what time period you are interested in I can give you more information about the loads carried - it's potentially a big subject.

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    The h means 'For sheet metal coils laid horizontally', not 'with thick insulation'. The capital letters in the second column of the second table show which class the definition inthe third column belongs to.
    S - special flat wagon with bogies
    h - for sheet metal coils laid horizontally
    i - fixed front wall, movable top cover
    mm - loading length < 15m
    s - permitted in trains up to 100 km/h

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    http://www.naccorail.com/index.php?o...mid=94&lang=en
    A private company in Europe but has some of the definitions u require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itareus View Post
    Peter,
    Here are some links to sites for the UK (we are part of Europe - even thought some people here don't want us to be) .

    http://www.ltsv.com/w_ref_codes_tops.php (1970s to present day UK TOPS computer system codes).

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gansg/7-f...-traintype.htm (A general document about UK freight operations).






    http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/pau...srailwaywagons (Photos of UK wagons - click on the photos for further sections).

    If you can let me know what time period you are interested in I can give you more information about the loads carried - it's potentially a big subject.

    Chris

    Hi Peter ,

    I think England is a part of Europa but ...................................don't melt in to Europa .
    Keep your own traditions ( driving on the left - fish and chips - pubs - pound note - the B and B's )

    They are great .
    the Netherlands

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