In a railroad system, a specific length of track that is controlled by stop signals.



Related Terms

FLYING SWITCH

Disconnection of railroad cars from a locomotive while they are moving and switching them to another track under their own momentum.

CLASSIFICATION TRACK

A railroad track used to separate cars from a train according to destination.

CAR RETARDER

A device located along the track to reduce or control the velocity of railroad or mine cars.

ELECTRIC RAILROAD

A railroad which has a system of continuous overhead wires or a third rail mounted alongside the track to supply electric power to the locomotive and cars.

DIRECT DELIVERY

  1. The conveyance of goods directly from the vendor to the buyer. Frequently used if a third party acts as intermediary agent between vendor and buyer.
  2. Direct discharge from vessel onto railroad car, road vehicle or barge with the purpose of immediate transport from the port area (usually occurs when ports lack adequate storage space or when ports are not equipped to handle a specific cargo).

TOFC

A container placed on a chassis that is in turn placed on a railroad car.

ELASTIC ELONGATION

The temporary change in length of a fiber or yarn under tension which is reversed when the tension is removed.

SIDEREAL PERIOD

  1. The length of time required for one revolution of a celestial body about a primary, with respect to the stars. 2. The interval between two successive returns of an artificial earth satellite in orbit to the same geocentric right ascension.

DISCHARGE LINE

The length of pipe through which drilling mud travels from the mud pump through the standpipe on its way to the borehole.

X.T.E.

Cross track error - on GPS steer to screen, the lateral off course error displayed when proceeding to a position.

Related questions

MarineProHelp 2018.