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A freight car having a floor without any housing or body above. Frequently used to carry car trailers (TOFC) or oversized/odd-shaped commodities

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An individual responsible for the direction of the switching functions performed in a yard.

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A system of tracks within defined limits, whether or not part of a terminal, designed for switching services, over which movements not authorized by time-tables or by train order may
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A document covering a shipment and showing the forwarding and receiving station, the names of consignor and consignee, the car initials and number, the routing, the description and weight of
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Unit trains are freight trains moving large tonnages of single bulk products between two points. Unloaded on arrival and returned promptly for another load, such trains cut costs by eliminating
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To physically transfer product from one transportation vehicle to another

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Trains are made up of train blocks each with a unique destination on the route of the train and having one or more pick up locations

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The purchase, for a fee, of the right for one railroad to run on tracks owned by another.

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The rails and ties over which engines and cars move.

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A rate applicable through from point of origin to destination.