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Switches (Railroads) (Pmudkt)

Definition
The movable rails of a turnout that divert the wheels of passing rolling stock to the preselected track. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Switchgear
Broader Term
Track components (Pmudk)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Ballast crib (Pmudkb)
Crossovers (Pmudkd)
Frogs (Railroads) (Pmudkh)
Rail (Railroads) (Pmudkr)
Sidings (Railroads) (Pmudks)
Railroad ties (Pmudku)
Tie pads (Pmudkv)
Tie plates (Pmudkw)
Railroad turnouts (Pmudkx)