Railcars grouped in a train by destination so that segments (blocks) can be uncoupled and routed to different destinations as the train moves through various junctions. Eliminates the need to break up a train and sort individual railcars at each junction.



Related Terms

UNIT TRAIN

A train of a specified number of railcars, perhaps 100, which remain as a unit for a designated destination or until a change in routing is made.

REFRIGERATED VESSEL

A vessel designed specifically for the carriage of chilled or frozen goods usually break bulk or unitized on pallets, such as eggs, fruits, meats, etc.

RAMMING

In ice navigation, the act of an icebreaker at full power striking ice to break a track through it.

ABYSSAL GAP

A narrow break in a sea floor rise or between two abyssal plains.

BREAKING LOAD

The stress which, when steadily applied to a structural member, is just sufficient to break or rupture it. Also known as ultimate load.

DESTINATION

Port which a vessel is bound for

ARTICULATED TRAIN

A railroad train whose cars are permanently or semi-permanently connected.

CARGO SHIP

Any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another, including general cargo ships (designed to carry break bulk cargo), bulk carriers, container ships, multipurpose vessels, and tankers. Tankers, however, although technically cargo ships, are routinely thought of as constituting a completely separate category.

ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL

The predicted time of reaching a destination or waypoint

COKE KNOCKER

A mechanical device used to break loose coke within a drum or tower.

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