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rip track - repair in place. Cars needing minor repairs were "spotted on the "rip track" for those repairs.



Track in a yard where equipment is stored while awaiting repairs, or where minor car repairs are performed.
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Rip Track A small car repair facility, often a single track in a small yard. Name derived from "Repair, Inspect and Paint." Rolling Resistance Resistance that is made up of wheel friction, journal friction, and wind resistance.

I was shown the and the locomotive servicing facilities. The locomotive facilities were near the hump tower. While Louisville was home to L&N's famed South Louisville Shops, they were at the other end of this entire complex.

See also: See also: Switch, Engine, Point, Train, Yard

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