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Third rail (Pmudkrbt)

Definition
An electric conductor located alongside the running rail from which power is collected by means of a sliding contact mechanism attached to the truck of electric cars. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Types of railroad rail (Pmudkrb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Curved rail (Pmudkrbb)
Continuous welded rail (Pmudkrbc)
Corrugated rail (Pmudkrbd)
Heat treated rail (Pmudkrbh)
Reaction rails (Pmudkrbr)
Steel rails (Pmudkrbs)
Welded rail (Pmudkrbw)