classification yard

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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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Bagg warned residents that railway lines and shunting yards are very dangerous areas since the overhead power lines carry about 450,000 volts that just being near could electrocute people without having to touch the power lines.
Thirdly, the shunting yard, the road-rail terminal, and the new-generation terminal will be evaluated on process, time, and cost performance.
In the analysis, the flat shunting yard is not used because of its relatively weak performance when compared with hump shunting.
A hump shunting yard contains an arrival yard, a shunting hill area, a sorting yard, and a departure yard.
Because of fundamental differences in types of resources and routing of flows in the shunting yard and (new-generation) terminal, two simulation modules had to be constructed: a shunting module and a terminal module.
The locomotives, to be used for track works on SBB s rail network and for shunting in the shunting yards of Lausanne Triage and Limmattal, are scheduled to enter commercial service in 2018.
The company built frames between 1945 and 1965 from premises in the old shunting yards next to Marsden railway station and later from Clough Lea.
The points in shunting yards must be safely monitored and controlled to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Development of shunting yards and connecting yards at Dammam.
We have also included copies of plans and leases, photographs of former collieries and an aerial photograph of the massive Haunchwood Brick and Tile factory, showing its many chimneystacks, buildings, railway lines and shunting yards.
No more all-night clanging and banging from the shunting yards.