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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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EUROPE'S largest metal recycling operation is to double the size of its major railhead in the Port of Liverpool to take mores crap metal off congested roads.
Most car plants in the UK have their own railheads or are close to having one and the railhead at Castle Bromwich will enable rail links with the Jaguar plant at Halewood on Merseyside and allow body panels to be delivered to Castle Bromwich.
We are interested in the Mexican Copper Canyon train and would like information about excursions and access points to the railheads.
a port processing company, will continue to handle Hyundai's vehicle processing, and Burlington Northern will continue to be the major rail transporter for Hyundai out of Portland to its nine railheads.
As the railroads spun their web across the West, the need to march cattle to distant railheads evaporated.
Savi selected the 434 MHz band years ago because of its accuracy over long ranges and propagation performance in and around heavy-metal environments, such as seaports and railheads.