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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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dating nail

Railways; Railroad

A galvanized or copper nail with a large head in which the last two numerals of the year are stamped; used when a tie is laid or treated to indicate its service life.

stock rail

Railways; Railroad

A running rail against which a switch point operates.

dead frog

Railways; Railroad

A model turnout where the crossing vee is moulded of plastic so as to keep the two track circuits through the turnout entirely separate.

stock rail bend

Railways; Railroad

The bend or set which must be given the stock rail at the vertex of a switch to allow it to follow the gage line on the turnout. Usually, only one stock rail of a switch is bent. The opposite one is ...

deenergized-apparently dead

Railways; Railroad

Electric apparatus, such as overhead wires, third rail, transformers, switches, motors, etc., is deenergized when disconnected from the normal power source, but such apparatus is dangerous to life ...

stock rails

Railways; Railroad

The outside running rails through a turnout.

degree of curvature

Railways; Railroad

A measure of the sharpness of a simple curve in which a 1deg. curve is taken as the central angle subtended by a chord or arc of 100 feet and for which the radius is taken as 5,730 feet. Sharper ...

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