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YARD

A facility where trains or buses are stored, assembled for service, repaired, maintained and cleaned.

YARD CONTROL

The location from which yard operations are authorized and directed.

YARD CONTROLLER

The designated rail employee on duty in Yard Control, or other location, having absolute authority over train movements and other activities within yard limits.

YARD LIMIT

Specific location designating limits between yard, shop and mainline tracks. Unless governed by signal indications, trains must run at restricted speed in yard limit.

YARD LIMIT SIGN

A sign placed at a specific location between the tracks to denote the separation between the yard and the mainline tracks.

YARD TRACK

Tracks within the Yard Limit signs used for storage of trains, repairs or other operations.