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


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PERMISSIVE BLOCK SYSTEM

A block system in which a railroad train is permitted to enter a block section already occupied by a train.

LOADING RACK

The shelter and associated equipment for the withdrawal of liquid petroleum or a chemical product from a storage tank and loading it into a railroad tank car or tank truck.

LAP SIDING

1. Beveled boards used for siding that are similar to clapboards but longer and wider. 2. Two railroad sidings, the turnout of one overlapping that of the other.

LADDER TRACK

A main track that joins successive body tracks in a railroad yard.

JEWEL

1. A bearing usually made of synthetic corundum and used in precision timekeeping devices, gyros, and other instruments. 2. A bearing lining of soft metal, used in railroad cars, for example.

INTERTERMINAL SWITCHING

The movement of railroad cars from one line to another within a switching area.

INERT RETARDER

A braking device built into a railroad track and operating without an external source of power that reduces car speed by means of brake shoes applied to the lower sides of the wheels.

HOME SIGNAL

A signal at the beginning of a block of railroad track that indicates whether the block is clear.

CAR FLOAT

An unpowered barge with railroad tracks mounted on its deck, used to move railroad cars across water obstacles.

RAIL BARGE

An unpowered barge with railroad tracks mounted on its deck, used to move railroad cars across water obstacles.

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