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third rail

[′thərd ′rāl]
(civil engineering)
The electrified metal rail which carries current to the motor of an electric locomotive or other railway car.
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It's a thrill to show work at 3rd Rail, a space that really understands and appreciates all art forms -- sanctioned or not," comments participating photographer Weisler.
3rd Rail Studio strives to bring attention to a more diverse range of work.
Located in New Rochelle, NY, at 49 Plain Avenue, 3rd Rail Studio is easily accessible by Metro North train or car.
For more information about 3rd Rail Studio, please visit http://www.
The company also announced in the first week of October the acquisition of 3rd Rail Engineering, an engineering design company, to enable Socket to provide complete turn-key embedded Bluetooth connections to customers wishing to add Bluetooth capabilities to their electronic devices and appliances.
As Vice President of Operations, Paul Hughes, co-founder and former chief executive officer of 3rd Rail Engineering, will oversee Socket's product manufacturing and distribution.
Robert Miller, 3rd Rail Engineering's former Chief Technical Officer, brings over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry to his new position as Socket's Vice President of Engineering.
The merger with Socket allows us to apply our design and integration capabilities to Socket's connection products," said Paul Hughes, president and chief executive officer of 3rd Rail Engineering.