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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

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  • Ladder - USA term for marshalling yard or siding layout where series of points on switches follow each other giving leads off a straight line to one side. Term sometimes given to rack rail of mountain railway system.
  • Ladder Track - A track connecting a number of parallel sidings or stubs in a yard or terminal.
  • LCL (Less-than Carload Lot) - Small shipments that do not requirq an entire car.
  • Lead Track - Trackage connecting a yard with the main line.
  • Level Crossing - Crossing of two railways, or a railway and road, on the same level.
  • LGB (Lehmann Gross Bahn) - The large train, German Manufacturer of high quality large scale Model railways equipment.
  • Light Engine - Locomotive running without a train.
  • Limit Of Shunt (LOS) - Board marking the point beyond which vehicles must not pass along a line in the wrong direction during shunting operations. Mmodern LOS are position lights with fixed reds and are even numbered.
  • Lint - Surgical bandage useful in model railway scenic work, USA Cast Gauge.
  • Line-Haul Railway - A railway that hauls passengers or freight between distant points, but does not provide delivery of passengers or switching of freight to local destinations.
  • Load Gauge - The limiting dimensions of height and width of rolling stock and loads carried to ensure adequate clearance with line side structures.
  • Load Limit - Weight limit established over a specific rout based on the weight or size of the rail, condition of the line, condition of bridges, the weather and many other factors.
  • Local Line - Line of track normally used by suburban or stopping passenger trains.
  • Loop - Continuous circular connection between up and down lines at terminal station or yard enabling trains to reverse direction without releasing locomotive.
  • Loose Coupled - Vehicles of a train loosely coupled together with three link couplings.
  • Low Iron Yard Tracks - Anything not on the main line.
  • Lubricating Oil - Viscous liquid introduced between moving surfaces to reduce friction.