Definition of railbus in English:



  • A lightweight diesel or petrol-driven railway passenger vehicle, typically with four wheels.

    • ‘The one referred to in the booklet is the all-ultrasonic car converted from a former New Haven RR Mack railbus.’
    • ‘After ceasing to haul timber and minerals, the track was used briefly to haul tourists in an old automobile converted into a railbus.’
    • ‘The new lightweight ‘railbuses’ are the result of a link-up with British Leyland.’
    • ‘The Astoria-Seaside steam run was replaced by a Mack railbus, and then completely dropped by 1921.’