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classification yard

[‚klas·ə·fə′kā·shən ‚yärd]
(civil engineering)
A railroad yard for separating trains according to car destination.
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The company's products include specialty trackwork, such as rail crossings and switches; mechanical products, such as rail car, locomotive and idler wheels, mounted wheel sets and metal brake shoes; classification yard products and automation systems; and railway signal system design, installation, engineering and maintenance services.
When completed in 2015, Bellevue will be the largest classification yard on the NS system.
The company's products include specialty trackwork, such as rail crossings and switches; mechanical products, such as railcar, locomotive and idler wheels, mounted wheel sets and metal brake shoes; classification yard products and automation systems; and railway signal system design, installation, engineering and maintenance services.
After the advent of diesel, Spencer continued to serve as a classification yard into the late 1970s, when Southern donated land and facilities to the State of North Carolina for the establishment of the museum.
Smith & Western, Freight Cars (nineteen pages), freight terminals (nine pages, not including classification yards covered in "C"), funeral trains, and has links to other listings (Ferrocarril del Pacifico and ferry services).
The decline in the number of railroad transportation workers has also resulted from such innovations as larger, faster, more fuel-efficient trains and computerized classification yards.
Given this growth, CN has also invested significantly in its Edmonton-Winnipeg main line corridor, installing sections of double track, extending sidings to accommodate longer more efficient trains, and improving major classification yards.
In 1987, the 850-acre Waycross terminal, one of CSX Transportation's largest and busiest rail car classification yards, was renamed Rice Yard in his honor.
Hurricane Rita and the related widespread evacuations impacted roughly 2,500 miles of Union Pacific track, 17 operating subdivisions, five classification yards and the Houston terminal complex.
The nation's largest railroads are implementing Remote Controlled Train Operations, where locomotives are operated without qualified and experienced engineers on board, at classification yards across the U.
acquiring control of trackage connecting CN's network to its Windsor classification yards and the Detroit-Windsor rail tunnel.
In designing the plan from the railhead up, CN took a hard look at reducing "dwell time" - the amount of time freight cars sit idle in its classification yards.

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