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klättring av vagnkorgar

English translation: piling of cars/coaches/carriages/wagons (on each other)

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Swedish term or phrase:klättring av vagnkorgar
English translation:piling of cars/coaches/carriages/wagons (on each other)
Entered by: Paul Lambert
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15:23 Dec 29, 2010
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Design of trains and carriages
Swedish term or phrase: klättring av vagnkorgar
Sentence given:
"Fråga om skydd mot klättring av vagnkorgar på varandra diskuterades."

Taken literally, it does not seem to make sense. Can carriages climb onto one another? Is there an industry-specific term for this?
Paul Lambert
Sweden
Local time: 20:01
piling of cars/coaches/carriages/wagons (on each other)
Explanation:
Yes, it's possible in a collision. See the first reference link for Google results for "piling of cars" + railway. The second link is results for "coaches piled on" + railway OR railroad

(BTW, it's "vagnskorgar". ;-) )
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Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 14:01
Grading comment
So it is. Thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +1piling of cars/coaches/carriages/wagons (on each other)
Charles Ek


  

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
piling of cars/coaches/carriages/wagons (on each other)


Explanation:
Yes, it's possible in a collision. See the first reference link for Google results for "piling of cars" + railway. The second link is results for "coaches piled on" + railway OR railroad

(BTW, it's "vagnskorgar". ;-) )


    Reference: http://tinyurl.com/28rokty
    Reference: http://tinyurl.com/29jdcae
Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 14:01
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 23
Grading comment
So it is. Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stefan A. M. Adamek: I have seen new structural development of the railroad cars that is basically imitating automobiles deformation zones to prevent piling, think it was from France and the TGV...
5 hrs
  -> Thanks. (I don't want to even think about the TGV piling up . . .)
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