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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Facilities include a major classification yard and shops, an automobile distribution center and a TRANSFLO transloading terminal.
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.

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