Definition of railbus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈreɪlbʌs/


A lightweight diesel or petrol-driven railway passenger vehicle, typically with four wheels.
Example sentences
  • The new lightweight ‘railbuses’ are the result of a link-up with British Leyland.
  • After ceasing to haul timber and minerals, the track was used briefly to haul tourists in an old automobile converted into a railbus.
  • The Astoria-Seaside steam run was replaced by a Mack railbus, and then completely dropped by 1921.
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