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[The following English railways text features over three hundred specific technical terms for the parts of the steam locomotive.

[OUC]

From Railway Technical Web Pages, at:

http://www.railway-technical.com/

comes this English Steam Locomotive Glossary:
 
http://www.railway-technical.com/st-glos.shtml

[posted by tio cuervo     all rights revert to holders     August 30th, 2009]

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[For the sake of online information redundancy, I have taken the liberty of of reproducing the following LIONEL train lexicon, from:

http://www.lionel.com/

[The original may be viewed at:

http://www.lionel.com/ForTheHobbyist/Findex.cfm

[ — OUC]

LIONEL TRAIN LINGO

Letters A-F

A.A.R.
Association of American Railroads. Trade association that represents the common interests of the railroad industry in the United States.

Abutment
A foundation which anchors and supports lateral pressure or thrust, such as the weight-bearing piers at the ends of a bridge which hold back solid ground.

AC (Alternating Current)
Electric current which repeatedly alternates (Cycles) from positive to negative a specified number of times per second (usually 60 in the U.S.). Toy train transformers typically operate on, and output, AC current to run the trains. See also, DC.

Accommodation
A local train which makes all stops along its intended route.

Alco
American Locomotive Company. Manufacturer of steam and diesel-electric locomotives.

Alley
A clear track, usually (more…)

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