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Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Locomotives
|German term or phrase: Holm|
|I have the terms "Holm 1" and "Holm 2", which seems simple enough, but of course there are numerous possible translations of Holm, depending on what precisely it is or what function it performs. What would be the most likely in a locomotive, e.g. a Eurosprinter?|
|(buffer) beam; solebar|
The fact that the author has written the figures 1 and 2 after the term "Holm" suggest to me that the buffer-beams are meant - as at "No. 1 end" and "No. 2 end", this being the normal way to designate the driver's cabs at either end of a double- ended locomotive which otherwise would look identical. That said, the term "Holm" could also mean the solebar, though that is rather less likely, I *THINK*. Other possibilities are: a handrail, and a "Holm" is also the designation of a longitudinal main bearer for components in an aircraft body.
So you should in this case offer EVERYTHING, with an appropriate note, also noting the similarity between a solebar and the main bearer in an aircraft (i.e.,their lengthways positioning).
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