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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

U

  • Uncoupling Lever - The device which raises the locking pin in a coupler to allow the knuckle to open for uncoupling.
  • Under Bridge - Under line bridge carrying the railway over a gap, road, or river.
  • Underframe - Framework or structure which supports the body of a rail car.
  • Underpass - A roadway going beneath an overpass, scenic effect, bridge, etc.
  • Unit - A single locomotive or two or more locomotives that are coupled together and operated as a single unit with one engineer
  • Up Line - Line over which trains normally travel towards the headquarters of the railway company or most significant city.
  • Up Train - One which travels on or in the direction of the up line.