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rivet counter

rivet counter  n.— «North End Train Center has some intense customers who Colley likes to call “rivet counters.” These are collectors who won’t buy an item unless it is absolutely correct and to perfect scale.» —“Small...

drop table

drop table  n.— «It’s a short trip for the wheels but a big step in the railroad company’s ability to perform repairs and maintenance on more than 200 locomotives and rail cars that it owns and leases. The engine house drop...

quiet title

quiet title  n.— «If, in fact, the railroad company is willing to state in writing that it has abandoned the property, you may also be able to file what is known as a “quiet title” action, asking a judge to review the facts and...

filet

filet  v.— «Closing the deal also would enable CSX to accelerate bridge and rail-bed work to allow passage of double-stacked container-freight trains between Boston and the New York state line. That would mean significant savings for CSX...

rip track

rip track  n.— «The Rip Track, is railroad slang, for Repair Track. It really isn’t just one track but a series of tracks, that are refered to in the singular, rather than the plural term, for a particular place at the railroad, designed...

oops paint

oops paint  n.— «I scour around places like Home Depot or Scotty’s,…and I buy their “oops” paint…you know, mixing accidents. I pick it up cheap, and when you need 750 gallons of paint, cheap is nice...