A lock rail having a raised ornamental molding.


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POINT OF INTERSECTION

The point at which two straight sections or tangents to a road curve or rail curve meet when extended.

PASS-BY

The double-track part of any single-track system of rail transport.

MOVABLE-POINT CROSSING

A smallangle rail crossing with two center frogs, each of which consists essentially of a knuckle rail and two opposed movable center points.

MONORAIL

A single rail used as a track; usually elevated, with cars straddling or hanging from it.

LEAD RAIL

In an ordinary rail switch, the turnout rail lying between the rails of the main track.

JOINT BAR

A rigid steel member used in pairs to join, hold, and align rail ends.

HEAD RAIL

A curved rail that extends from the figurehead to the bow of a ship.

GUNWALE

The upper edge of the hull. The top timber on the rail round the outer edge of the deck.

TAFFRAIL

The rail at the stern of the boat that covers the head of the counter timbers.

RAILYARD

A rail terminal at which occur traditional railroad activities for sorting and redistribution of railcars and cargo.

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