shoebeam

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English[edit]

the shoebeam (red) on a British Rail Class 313

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shoe +‎ gear

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shoebeam (plural shoebeams)

  1. (rail transport) A beam of non-conductive material (usually fibreglass or wood), attached to a train bogey that supports the pickup shoe.

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