Railroading Glossary
The following glossary is arranged alphabetically with each term catalogued by first letter. Select a letter below to begin.
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A system or grouping of tracks connected to, but not part of, a main line; used for switching or storing cars, or making up trains.
Yard goat
Switch engine.
Yard ladder
An angled track connecting successively the body tracks in a yard.
Yard-limit board
Trackside sign denoting the boundary of yard territory and rules.
Yaw dampers
A truck-mounted spring that prevents excessive rocking of a moving locomotive or car.
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