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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

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  • Industrial Railway - A small railway usually operator within a factory or industrial complex. These railways are also used to move freight between an industrial complex and a nearby common carrier.
  • Inspection Car - Service vehicle used for inspecting track
  • Interchange Point - Where passengers or freight are exchanged between trains.
  • Interlocking - A system of electrical, and mechanical controls that allow only one train to move through a junction of two or more tracks at any one time.
  • Intermodal - Shipments that are carried by more than one mode of transportation, mainly containers and piggyback trailers.
  • Interurban - Short line railway between two or more cities that provides passenger and freight service. These railways usually use self propelled electric cars using overhead wires and catenary, or a third rail for power.
  • Island Platform - An island platform is one with tracks on both sides.