The following glossary is arranged alphabetically with each term catalogued by first letter. Select a letter below to begin.
In the hole
In a siding to meet or be passed by another train.
Side track where freight cars can be left so a railroad customer can load or unload them.
In DCC, the regular packet format used for most digital commands.
A mechanical rail joint that doesnt pass electricity.
Insulated rail joiner
A plastic rail connector used to insulate joints.
A junction of two railroads where cars are transferred from one line to the other.
A mechanical or electrical system of signaling which ensures that only one train at a time is allowed to move through a junction.
Shipments carried by more than one mode of transportation, mainly containers and piggyback trailers.
An electrically operated light railway between cities and towns, as opposed to local streetcar service.