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Glossary Results for Word "Shunting"

Shunting The process of arranging goods or passenger vehicles in a particular desired sequence, or to place them in a particular siding, platform or position. For example, to marshal all the vehicles for a particular destination together, or to position a wagon ready for unloading. Shunting was a highly inefficient necessity which involved a lot of cost and produced no revenue. Large numbers of shunting locomotives were assigned to this work.