Coach Parts

Figure 1:  A diagram showing the main parts of a railway coach. Diagram: Author.


1.  The Dome is the three dimensional part which forms the end of the roof where it meets the body end.

2.  Tumblehome is the inward curve of the lower body panel as it falls towards the solebar.

3.  In the US, there are various alternative names applied to these parts.

4.  The air conditioning units are usually split so that the heavy compressor and associated pumps are under the floor and the distribution fans are mounted in the vehicle roof as shown below.

Figure 2:  A diagram of the typical layout of an air conditioning systyem on a passenger coach. Diagram: Author.

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