Category talk:Rail traction units

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Rename[edit]

Uhm, this category is seriously in need of a rename. "Motive power" is a general concept, and also the name of a sub-category tree (see Category:Transport by motive power). However, since this category is NOT the same as Category:Rail transport by motive power, nor the old Category:Rolling stock by motive power, I am a bit at a loss as to what to call it.

Maybe "Rolling stock movers"? What is the generic term that collects these? Ingolfson (talk) 07:28, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Not convincing, rail traction units, Rail motive units, ... --Foroa (talk) 16:19, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Rolling stock movers? I know none of these are perfect, but the current name is, bluntly, horrible. Motive power - of what? Of a clock? The pure physical force? The power that gets me out of bed in the morning? Not wanting to be pushy, but this seriously needs a rename, even if its only to a lesser evil. Ingolfson (talk) 03:30, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Rename again[edit]

Rail traction units is not really a widely understood name. If you buy books on this subject you will find titles like "British Railways Locomotives and other motive power" or "British Rail Motive Power" or "Hungarian Motive Power". In other languages it is

  • Deutsch: Triebfahrzeuge
  • Français : Matériel moteur
  • Italiano: Materiale motore

I propose to rename it to Rail motive power.-- Gürbetaler (talk) 23:57, 4 March 2010 (UTC)