sanding gear



sanding gear (uncountable)

  1. (rail transport) Equipment for applying sand onto rails, to aid adhesion in slippery conditions.
    • 1962 June, “The 2,800 h.p. Brush "Falcon" diesel-electric”, in Modern Railways, page 379:
      Foot pedals in the driving cabs operate electro-pneumatic sanding gear to provide sand for the leading wheels of each bogie in each direction of travel.

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