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Also called a cut lever. The device which raises the locking pin in a coupler to allow the knuckle to open for uncoupling.
A single diesel locomotive.
A freight train that carries a single commodity from source to destination and returns empty.
United States Railroad Administration. The USRA was responsible for the operation of the countrys railroads during World War I.