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14:11 Jan 14, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: railroad tank cars, railroad hopper cars, railroad "Big John" cars
Bulk Material Transport
Includes, but is not limited to tanker tracks, railroad tank cars, railroad hopper cars, railroad "Big John" cars and other material conveyances used to transport products unpackaged in bulk.
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Spanish translation:Additional EuroDicAutom entries...
Explanation:
Found a couple more terms.

twin-tank wagon = vagón de doble fudre (BTL-UIC89-0010000)

General Dict.of Railway Terms,UIC,4th ed.,Paris,1988,pub.in Switzerland by GASSER AG,Chur
Léx.General de Términos Ferroviarios,UIC,4ª ed.,París,1988,editado en Suiza por GASSER AG,Chur
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single-tank wagon = vagón monofudre (BTL-UIC89-0010085)

General Dict.of Railway Terms,UIC,4th ed.,Paris,1988,pub.in Switzerland by GASSER AG,Chur
Léx.General de Términos Ferroviarios,UIC,4ª ed.,París,1988,editado en Suiza por GASSER AG,Chur
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Don't know that these will help, but since they're cited as being from a railway terms dictionary, I figured I'd add them on.

Oh, forgot to mention - the numbers in parentheses after the EuroDicAutom entries are their ID numbers for that term.

Again, good luck!

Terry @ Intergraf Americas
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Summary of answers provided
naAdditional EuroDicAutom entries...Intergraf
navagón cisterna/vagón tanque, vagón tolva/vagón de descarga automática, vagón tolva con techo corrediIntergraf
navagón cisterna/vagón silo ó vagón tolvaAna Segura
nacarros tanque, tolvas, etc. de ferrocarrilxxxTransTeck


  

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3 hrs
carros tanque, tolvas, etc. de ferrocarril


Explanation:
As for Big John, I have no idea

Good luck

Andres

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6 hrs
vagón cisterna/vagón silo ó vagón tolva


Explanation:
the first one is to transport liquids
the second one usually used to transport grains. They are open or covered, with the floor sloping from the ends and sides to one or more hoppers, which will discharge its entire load by gravity through the hopper doors.
And for the other one I've got no idea





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1 day 19 hrs
vagón cisterna/vagón tanque, vagón tolva/vagón de descarga automática, vagón tolva con techo corredi


Explanation:
From my research, a "Big John" car is a type of hopper car:

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FREIGHT CAR COVERED HOPPER / SOUTHERN RY. / 4713 cu.ft. #8000-8074
MAGOR CAR "BIG JOHN"
JIM SIX PROTOTYPE PHOTO SR #8055
Model Railroading Sep 1997 Page 50 Vol 27 Num 7
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http://www.sourwy.railfan.net/newpage1.htm
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The Southern Railway was an innovator in the railroad business. Among their firsts, were complete dieselization, use of computers, modern hump yard design, and innovative freight car design (all door boxcars and the Big John and Super Big John aluminum covered hoppers and many others).

http://www.garlic.com/~tomd/southern.html
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SR develops oversized grain cars holding up to 4,000 bushels. These efficient cars (named "Big John," after a popular song of the day) saved Southeast grain customers millions of dollars and were at the center of a celebrated legal fight for deregulated rail rates.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/html/heritage/timeline.html
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In what would revolutionize the rail market for grain traffic, Southern Railway, an NS predecessor line, in 1962 developed an oversize grain car known as Big John. The idea came out of Southern's determination to offer the best possible rates to customers. D.W. Brosnan, president of Southern, told Stanley Crane, then director Industrial Engineering, to build "the biggest car you can to haul grain." With the help of Reynolds Aluminum engineers, Crane and others from Southern designed a car with 5,000-cubic-foot capacity. With four compartments, the new grain cars could carry up to 4,000 bushels of grain. Brosnan added the name "Big John" when an Indiana newspaper reporter suggested the cars be named after a popular song of the day.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/html/update/iu08-14-98.html
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Here's info on hopper cars:

Hopper
An open top car with hinged trap doors and inclined floors which permits quick unloading of bulk commodities.

http://www.ksry.com/terms.htm
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And this is what I found over at EuroDicAutom:

hopper wagon = vagón de descarga por el fondo (BTL-UIC75-0011551)

hopper wagon, hopper car = vagón de descarga automática (BTB-TDC77-0086104)

hopper wagon with opening roof = vagón tolva con techo corredizo (BTL-UIC89-0010171) -- On this one, I'd check with the client and see what kind of roof these cars have, since it may not be a sliding roof (or is that the only kind?).

EuroDicAutom
http://eurodic.ip.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl

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I don't have a Duden pictorial dictionary handy, but if I remember correctly, they have a fairly good section on railroad terms. Other pictorial dictionaries should help as well.

Hope that helps! And good luck!

Terry @ Intergraf Americas



    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
    Various web pages as mentioned
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Additional EuroDicAutom entries...


Explanation:
Found a couple more terms.

twin-tank wagon = vagón de doble fudre (BTL-UIC89-0010000)

General Dict.of Railway Terms,UIC,4th ed.,Paris,1988,pub.in Switzerland by GASSER AG,Chur
Léx.General de Términos Ferroviarios,UIC,4ª ed.,París,1988,editado en Suiza por GASSER AG,Chur
===================
single-tank wagon = vagón monofudre (BTL-UIC89-0010085)

General Dict.of Railway Terms,UIC,4th ed.,Paris,1988,pub.in Switzerland by GASSER AG,Chur
Léx.General de Términos Ferroviarios,UIC,4ª ed.,París,1988,editado en Suiza por GASSER AG,Chur
===================
Don't know that these will help, but since they're cited as being from a railway terms dictionary, I figured I'd add them on.

Oh, forgot to mention - the numbers in parentheses after the EuroDicAutom entries are their ID numbers for that term.

Again, good luck!

Terry @ Intergraf Americas


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
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