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car float

[′kär ‚flōt]
(naval architecture)
A barge with railroad tracks on its deck, used to carry railroad cars in harbors or inland waterways.
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Seven to 10 percent of the state's food, I'd say, comes in on that railroad barge.
Lehigh Valley Railroad barge number 79 (LV79), built in 1914, may be the last of its kind; a survivor of an era when such vessels were vital strands in the transportation web that bound New York City to the rest of the world.