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railhead

1. a terminal of a railway
2. the farthest point reached by completed track on an unfinished railway
3. the upper part of a railway rail, on which the traffic wheels run

railhead

[′rāl‚hed]
(civil engineering)
The topmost part of a rail, supporting the wheels of railway vehicles.
A point at which railroad traffic originates and terminates.
The temporary ends of a railroad line under construction.
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It is five years since the Alexandra Dock railhead was established at Liverpool,handling an initial three trains a week.
The railhead will be at full capacity in early 2003.
The railhead will also give us two major advantages - an improvement in business efficiency and getting cars to customers at the time we say they will arrive.
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