Waggonumsetzer

07:55 Aug 27, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Schienenverkehr
German term or phrase: Waggonumsetzer
Hello everybody!

I'm searching for the English term for Waggonumsetzer. I have never heard this term before, and the only context I have to describe it is an image, which I can't attach to my query.

In any case, it appears to be a platform where I imagine rolling stock is carried. From the image, I would say it transports rolling stock within the workshop area (since no rails are visible, and the platform is moving on wheels).

I used to work in a railway company in Spain where they had something similar, and the platform was used to switch rolling stock from one workshop area to another, when those two areas were not connected by tracks that the rolling stock could be transported on. They called it a "movable railway platform".

If anyone happens to know what it is referring to and/or knows the English term, I'd be very grateful!

Cheers!
Catalina von Wichmann
Spain
Local time: 21:31


Summary of answers provided
5mobile rolling stock platform
Cillie Swart
3 +1Rail vehicle transporter (rolling stock transporter)
Mair A-W (PhD)
3railcar mover
Ruth Wiedekind
3 -1switcher/shunter
David Hollywood


Discussion entries: 4





  

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Rail vehicle transporter (rolling stock transporter)


Explanation:
... I'm not sure if this is actually the thing you have, and I'm not really convinced this is the /best/ translation, but it is the translation used by Scheuerle on their website:

https://www.scheuerle.com/de/produkte/spezialtransporter/wag...
https://www.scheuerle.com/products/self-propelled-transporte...

As you see, they call the beast a Waggontransporter, but it is referred to elsewhere as a Waggonumsetzer, for example the second series of photos on this page: https://www.hansebubeforum.de/showtopic.php?threadid=14445&p...


Mair A-W (PhD)
Germany
Local time: 21:31
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Cillie Swart: I like this, makes sense given the google images that come up with a search. Depends if it concerns long distance transport or just within a factory or rail station for example.
46 mins

agree  philgoddard
5 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
mobile rolling stock platform


Explanation:
This I think is definitely an option, although I think the key point here is whether it refers more to long distance transport or just moving carriages around inside a station or factory.


    https://www.linguee.com/english-german/search?source=auto&query=Waggonumsetzer
    https://www.scheuerle.com/de/produkte/spezialtransporter/waggontransporter.html
Cillie Swart
South Africa
Local time: 22:31
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: It's inside a factory. It refers to safety instructions when inside a workshop, and to not stand close to the Waggonumsetzer when it's loading/unloading, etc. Mobile rolling stock platform looks like a good option! Thanks!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Chris Pr: A totally invented term unsupported by the (Mair's, actually) reference link...
1 hr

agree  philgoddard: This doesn't justify a 5, and it may not be the customer's preferred term, but it's not wrong.
5 hrs

neutral  David Moore (X): Isn't this a little more of a definition, than a term to apply to it?
2 days 1 hr
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
switcher/shunter


Explanation:
A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; United States: switcher, switch engine, or yard goat, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as switching (USA) or shunting (UK).

David Hollywood
Local time: 17:31
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 76

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  David Moore (X): What is described does not seem to be a locomotive.
2 days 46 mins
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20 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
railcar mover


Explanation:

Zweiwegefahrzeug (als Rangiermittel)
< http://www.vbg.de/SharedDocs/Medien-Center/DE/Broschuere/Bra... (S. 30)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railcar_mover

Ruth Wiedekind
Germany
Local time: 21:31
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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