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Los Anchorage

Los Anchorage  n.— «That was in the early 1900s when Seward was the main supply port for miners in the Hope/Sunrise district of the Kenai and where a still-hoped-for Alaska railroad would start. Seward was a boom town, and Anchorage was...

dead man’s switch

dead man’s switch n. especially in railroad usage, a safety device meant to stop or slow a vehicle or machine if its operator releases the controls. Also dead man’s handle, dead man’s brake, dead man’s lever, dead man’s pedal. (source: Double...

kiss and ride

kiss and ride  n.— «We suggest that people who need to drop off or pick up someone using the railroad station do so inside the train station area on North Station Plaza, or queue in the commuter parking lots around the station designed to...

hump

hump  v.— « Some railroad workers don’t appreciate the general public wandering around in their yards. There’s a good reason for this. Quite a few idiots get killed every year when they wander behind or under a train while the cars are...

redball

redball  n.— «“Redball” is an old railroad term meaning priority freight.» —“‘Red Ball Express’ Supplied Patton’s Drive Toward Germany” in Washington, D.C. All American Patriots Feb. 2, 2007. (source: Double...

rubber room

rubber room  n.— «Deatherage, a 31-year railroad veteran, and two other Burlington-Northern employees are paid for their time in what they call the “rubber room.” The firm calls it an alternative work location. The three have...