Re: ADMIN: Freight Car Terminology

Tony Thompson

 Dennis Storzek wrote:


Except Tony has it backwards; the switch is only the points and associated hardware, while the turnout is the whole thing. Operationally, one lines the switch. Like I always point out, it takes a whole track gang to line a turnout. :-)

     Thanks, Dennis. Yes, I did get it backwards, should have checked. I had the track reference in the other room . . . entirely my error.

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