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Diesel multiple unit facts for kids

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Multiple unit trains

Electric multiple unit
Diesel multiple unit
Push-pull train


Multiple-unit train control

By Country

Britain (DMU)
Britain (EMU)

Szynobus Wlkp.
DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland
Prospector new railcar, Toodyay
The Transwa Prospector DEMU capable of up to 200 km/h provides a passenger service between Perth, Western Australia and the mining town of Kalgoorlie

A diesel multiple unit or DMU is a multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages powered by one or more on-board diesel engines. They may also be referred to as a railcar or railmotor, depending on country.


The diesel engine drives the train through a transmission system. The transmission system may be:

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