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A railroad car designed specifically to hold containers.

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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.


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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.


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A tender ship is one which have a long period of roll but may list excessively in a strong wind and may be dangerous if a hold is flooded following a collision


A covering usually of wood, placed over the tank top for its protection


States whether different goods can be stowed together in one hold


Portable bulkhead members, generally constructed of wood planking and fitted fore and aft in cargo holds when carrying grain or other cargo to prevent shifting when the ship is rolling

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