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DE-RAIL DEVICE

Track device designed to cause rail equipment to derail. Often linked to signals.

DEACCESSION

Process to formally remove a public artwork from its permanent site.

DEAD ON THE LAW

Train service employee who has worked to the limit of the hours of service permitted by law.

DEAD SECTION

A section of track, either within a track circuit or between two track circuits, the rails of which are not part of a track circuit. (NTSC)

DEADHEAD

1. The movement of a transit vehicle without customers aboard, often to and from a terminal or from one route to another. 2. A non-fare-paying passenger, most commonly a transit system employee traveling to work using a pass.

DEADHEADING

Driving a bus or operating a train that is not in passenger service.

DEADMAN (HEAVY RAIL)

Device built into the Manual Controller which shall be held in the activated position before movement can occur ) and which is designed to bring a moving train to a full service stop if proper positioning is not maintained while…

DEADMAN (LIGHT RAIL)

Spring loaded safety device incorporated into the Master Control handle which must be in the activated position before movement can occur and which is designed to bring a moving train to a full service stop if the activated position is…