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COACH

Another word for bus. Historically, old-timers in the transit industry used this word.

COAST

Train movement that occurs during Manual Train Operation (MTO), Restricted Manual Operation (RMO), or Emergency Manual Operation (EMO) when the manual controller is in the ‘coast’ position and neither power or brakes are being applied. Also see Freewheeling.

COAST COMMAND

Cab signal which de-energizes all propulsion on the train and allows the train to coast at speeds up to 8 mph. The aspect is termed “8NP.”

COASTAL CORRIDOR

A planning area in Los Angeles County between the City of Santa Monica and Palos Verdes, with boundaries of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway on the north, Pacific Ocean on the west, Pacific Coast Highway to the south and La…

COAXIAL CABLES

An insulated wire that runs through the middle of each cable. A second wire surrounds the insulation of the wire like a sheath. The other insulation wraps the second wire. Coaxial cable has a greater transmission capacity than standard twisted…