from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A railroad-car arranged for the instruction and examination of engineers, firemen, and train-hands. It is fitted with a steam-boiler, heating apparatus, and working models of air-brakes, train-signals, and other train appliances.
- n. An electric car on a short track, in a car-barn, for the instruction of motormen in the control of electric cars, signaling, the rules of the road, etc.
- n. A working electric car used in technical schools for demonstrations and practice in the building and handling of electric cars.
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