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Schleppfahrt

English translation: when being towed / during towing

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German term or phrase:bei Schleppfahrt
English translation:when being towed / during towing
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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01:10 Nov 4, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Electric Locomotive
German term or phrase: Schleppfahrt
"Die Öldichtigkeit des Fahrmotors wird auch im nicht belüfteten Zustand (z. B. Schleppfahrt) gewährleistet."

Talking about the gearbox of an electric locomotive. The only translation I have been able to find for "Schleppfahrt" is "haul drive", but I'm really not too sure about that. Does anyone know what "Schleppfahrt" would mean in a railway-specific context? TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 11:40
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Explanation:
the general meaning is "when being towed" "during towing" (even though the latter is not grammatically correct)

I don't see why this should not apply to locomotives too; the issue usually is that some parts are not receiving enough or any lubrication/ventilation (here) or brake pressure in that (the towed) state
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Teresa Reinhardt
United States
Local time: 16:40
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Thanks very much indeed, Teresa and all the peer graders. Really appreciate everyone's help.
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Explanation:
the general meaning is "when being towed" "during towing" (even though the latter is not grammatically correct)

I don't see why this should not apply to locomotives too; the issue usually is that some parts are not receiving enough or any lubrication/ventilation (here) or brake pressure in that (the towed) state

Teresa Reinhardt
United States
Local time: 16:40
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Thanks very much indeed, Teresa and all the peer graders. Really appreciate everyone's help.

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agree  Ingeborg Gowans: that would make sense here
5 mins
  -> Thanks, Ingeborg!

agree  Ulrike Kraemer: with Ingeborg
7 hrs
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agree  ventnai
7 hrs
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agree  Michael Harris
11 hrs
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agree  Bernhard Sulzer: Well, I now also think it just means the locomotive is being towed - meaning the motor is not running. see "Schleppfahrt": http://www.lokifahrer.ch/Lokomotiven/SBB-Am_843.htm; "locomotive in tow" : http://trains.rockycrater.org/cfr/49cfr230.php
13 hrs
  -> Thanks! :-) Hi Bernhard, better late than nver ;-)))

agree  BirgitBerlin
15 hrs
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agree  Amphyon
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Changes made by editors
Nov 7, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/2550">Rowan Morrell's</a> old entry - "Schleppfahrt" » "when a vehicle is being towed"


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