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Definition: Tractive vehicle

Transport

A vehicle equipped with prime mover and motor, or with motor only, intended either for hauling other vehicles (a "locomotive") or for hauling other vehicles and for the carriage of passengers and/or goods (a "railcar").

This definition is identical in the third and fourth version of the Transport Glossary.
Source:
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
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