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Railroad Terminology Dictionary

Railroad Terminology Dictionary

German, French, English, Catalan, Basque, Galician

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Published by I B D Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transportation

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    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13314978M
    ISBN 108479782919
    ISBN 109788479782917

    The peak time for the Underground Railroad Freedom Movement was between and The term “Underground Railroad” is said to have arisen from an incident that took place in Trains and railroad vocabulary, Trains and railroad word list - a free resource used in o schools to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots.

    Translator. Translate texts with the world's best machine translation technology, developed by the creators of Linguee. Linguee. Look up words and phrases in comprehensive, reliable bilingual dictionaries and search through billions of online translations. Common Railroad Terms Like any industry, railroading has its own terminology and on this page you’ll find some of the more common terms you’ll hear from railroaders. This page is updated as I learn more and for a detailed list check out

    A principal railroad artery over which through-trains move between terminals and yards in the rail network. Manifest train A train made up of mixed rail cars (boxcars, tank cars, flatcars, etc.). Passing track A track that allows a train to pass another train or move without being on the mainline. Power Another term for locomotive. Railroad class. Browse and search thousands of Railroads Abbreviations and acronyms in our comprehensive reference resource.


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Railroad Terminology Dictionary Download PDF EPUB FB2

It should come as a no surprise that during that time a entire dictionary of words have resulted, describing everything from locomotives and rolling stock to tools and infrastructure. There is now even a book highlighting this very subject, Glen Landin's "The Illustrated Railroad Railroad Terminology Dictionary book Common Railroad Terms." Over time, as technologies.

The central coordinating and research agency of the North American rail industry. It deals with matters of common concern to member roads; operations, hardware standardization, regulatory matters research, safety, forecasts, finance, etc.

It is dedicated to the standardization of processes and progress of the rail transportation industry. Looking for a glossary of railroad terminology or slang.

In this article there are two glossaries of various railroad terms and a short history of the railroad. Rail terminology is a form of technical difference between the American term railroad and the international term railway (used by the International Union of Railways and English-speaking countries outside the United States) is the most significant difference in rail terminology.

There are also others, due to the parallel development of rail transport systems. Railroad Terminology, Slang, and Definitions "A" End Of Car: A term commonly applied to a car used as a place of lodging for workmen.

In the case of Railroad Terminology Dictionary book trains, they are more often called dining and sleeping cars. A book or form which may be used at designated stations for registering signals displayed, the time of arrival and.

Glossary of Railroad Terminology & Jargon Abbreviations Table A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U W Y Z Terminology Definitionlbs. Rail track segments. BOOK OF RULES—Examination based on facts in rulebook. BOOKKEEPER—Trainman who makes out reports; flagman. BOOTLEGGER—Train that runs over more than one railroad.

BOOMER—Drifter who went from one railroad job to another, staying but a short time on each job or each road. This term dates back to pioneer days when men followed boom camps. UIC Railway Dictionary. The “UIC Railway Dictionary” is the print edition of the RailLexic database in the following three languages: English, French and German.

It contains s terms, with subject fields and grammatical information indicated for each term. Mailing list on railway terminology. A GE U18B locomotive Baby Tunnel Motor An EMD GP or GP15T locomotive, so-called because its low air intakes resemble those of the much larger SD40T-2 and SD45T-2 Bad order A rail car that has a mechanical defect, and is sometimes set out on a spur to be repaired Bandit A nickname for Chicago, Milwaukee, St.

Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) locomotives after the railroad. Beltline Railroad of Chicago (Chicago Shortline Railroad) Broncos in the Canyon.

Motor vehicles, equipped with Hy-Rail attachments enabling them to ride on rails, operated by Engineering employees patrolling track in the Feather River Canyon during rain or snow. They look for slides, washouts and any unsafe track condition.

Terminology, and CJCSI for term and definition criteria, proponents of new or existing terms will first review the DOD Dictionary and then access the Terminology Repository before defaulting to commonly used, English-language dictionaries in creating new DOD terms and definitions.

The repository is common access card-enabled and. Term used as a shortened version of "collector shoe" to denote a third rail current collection device mounted on the bogie of a direct current electric train. Shoes are normally distributed along the train and connected by a power train line cable to avoid loss of power at gaps in the current rail.

The Linda Hall Library Transcontinental Railroad website was created with generous support from the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Foundation. The site offers visitors a brief history of the building of the transcontinental railroad as well as information on the history and technology of 19th century railroads.

Most important, it offers full text access to the Linda Hall. Wye: a special type of turnout that forms a "Y" or "fork in the road" so that a train may be directed to the right or refers to a type of track arrangement forming a triangle that will allow a train to turn around.

Please see the Equipment Section of this site for lots of other terms relating to types of locomotives, cars and other railroad equipment. Glossary of Railroad Terminology Paperback – January 1, by Reading Railroad Co. (Author)Author: Reading Railroad Co.

Incunabula. Books, pamphlets, calendars, and indulgences printed, not handwritten, before in Europe. The date holds not distinct significance other than being a convenient round figure directly after Johannes Gutenberg's development of the printing press in mid 15th century, as such works printed shortly after the cut-off are often described as "post- incunable".

Seach used book stores for Eisenbahnwörterbuch in hopes of finding it at a lower cost. Franz Keck. Railroad and Model Railroading Dictionary English-German German - English Railways.

Peter Herzl. 56 3. Member. by kind permission of the author, a Comprehensive German-English Dictionary of Railway terms by Peter Plimmer.

Underground Railroad Terminology. The Language of Slavery. Freedom seeker While African Americans were in physical bondage, the minds and spirits of these individuals remained free. The terminology used in the "Learn About the Underground Railroad" section of this website reflects this freedom of spirit by referring to escaping African.

This term has wide common usage and may be used within the rail industry/is associated with a preferred: Legacy: This is the term historically used and is recorded to allow readers to interpret legacy documents.

It should not be used in new documents. Non-preferred: Obsolete: This term refers to items no longer in use. It should not be used in. Glossary. This abbreviated glossary covers only the most commonly encountered terms.

There may be exceptions to some of our definitions - our main concern is to provide you with general concepts relative to commonly used book jargon.

Such omissions, bothersome though they may be, only somewhat diminish the considerable and ongoing value of this book. The Railroad Dictionary Car and Locomotive Terms (), Dictionary of Railway Track Terms (), and The Carman's Dictionary () are other titles from this publisher.5/5(1).Railroad Radio Terminology Glossary This page is a glossary of railroad terms and phrases that you may hear on the radio.

Every railroad has its own way of talking on the radio, so many phrases have probably been missed but this list is a starting point.Browse the list of k Railway abbreviations with their meanings and definitions.

List of all most popular abbreviated Railway terms defined. Updated July