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A railroad is a means of wheeled transportation for moving people and goods. Railroads are tracks on which trains can tow cars behind an engine.

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interchange track

Railways; Railroad

A track used for the transfer of cars from one railroad to another.

twin tie plate

Railways; Railroad

A tie plate in two parts which mate to form a combined width equal to that of the stand tie plate, for use back of the heel of switch to the point where standard tie plates may be applied without ...


Railways; Railroad

An arrangement of signals, switch lock, and signal appliances so interconnected that their movements succeed each other in a predetermined order. It may be operated manually or automatically.

uncoupling ramp

Railways; Railroad

A ramp fitted under or between the rails on a model to facilitate the remote uncoupling of rolling stock. It has no prototype equivalent except where used in hump shunting yards.

island layout

Railways; Railroad

A layout having an access way all around the outside of it. A layout which is not adjacent to a wall.

upper quadrant

Railways; Railroad

A semaphore signal which raises its arm to indicate that the line ahead is clear.

island platform

Railways; Railroad

A platform having tracks running on both sides of it.

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