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Common terms and acronyms

Discussion in 'Mutual Improvement Classes' started by SilentHunter86, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. SilentHunter86

    SilentHunter86 Member

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    Thought it might be a good idea to set up a document with a list of common slang terms etc. used in the heritage community, especially for the novices around.

    Here's the document - it can be freely edited
     
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    Not sure what you do to edit it and also what to do when you disagree with a definition already there!
    That given for 'fly' shunting is actually called 'loose' shunting and was not generally prohibited and in common use. Fly shunting is where you haul a rake of wagons, uncouple them from the loco whilst on the move and the loco goes one way at a turnout and the wagons are switched to the other line. It was banned, for obvious reasons.
     
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    If you click on the link, you should be able to to edit it. If not, post here and I'll add you definitions.
     
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    Please check with the Yeti for the official definition.
     

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