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Z-Stellung

English translation: mothballed

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German term or phrase:Z-Stellung
English translation:mothballed
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17:28 Nov 28, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
German term or phrase: Z-Stellung
Mit dem Begriff Z-Stellung bzw. "z-stellen" wird bei der Deutschen Bahn und ihren Vorgängerunternehmen die Abstellung momentan nicht benötigter Eisenbahnfahrzeuge bezeichnet. Gilt ein Fahrzeug als "z-gestellt", kann das zwei Dinge bedeuten:
"zurückgestellt von der Ausbesserung": Das bedeutet, dass das abgestellte Fahrzeug vorerst keine Instandhaltungsarbeiten oder Hauptuntersuchungen erhält. Andererseits darf es aber nicht ausgeschlachtet oder absichtlich technisch fahruntüchtig gemacht werden. Es muss ggf. innerhalb kürzester Zeit wieder einsatzbereit gemacht werden können.
"zurückgestellt zur Ausmusterung": Fahrzeuge, die mit diesem Titel z-gestellt werden, sind so gut wie verschrottet. Hier dürfen alle Teile entnommen werden, außerdem landen diese Fahrzeuge meistens auf verlassenen Abstellgleisen, die nur noch eine zeitliche Brücke darstellen, bevor die Überführung auf den Schrottplatz stattfindet.
njbeckett
Germany
Local time: 09:32
mothballed
Explanation:
I'm no railway expert, but a Google on "mothballed locomotives" reveals quite of lot of promising looking results.

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Languageman
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:32
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mothballed


Explanation:
I'm no railway expert, but a Google on "mothballed locomotives" reveals quite of lot of promising looking results.



Example sentence(s):
  • First ScotRail in plea for mothballed locos to ease overcrowding
  • ... two Homewood men arrived at a Metra station in Morton Grove earlier this month to take pictures of a mothballed locomotive that had been called back into service.

    Reference: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotrail/First-ScotRail-in-p...
    Reference: http://www.ble.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=12482
Languageman
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Local time: 08:32
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