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FOULING POINT [2 records]

Record 1 2011-10-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Rail Traffic Control
  • Signalling (Rail Transport)
DEF

the point at a railroad switch or turnout beyond which cars must be placed to prevent their being struck by cars running on the line from which the switch diverges.

CONT

When a train or engine turns out from the main track at any point, the switch must not be restored to its normal-position until the train or engine has cleared the fouling point.

OBS

fouling point: term found in the CN Uniform Code of Operating Rules.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Circulation des trains
  • Signalisation (Transport par rail)
CONT

Quand un train ou une locomotive quitte la voie principale, l'aiguille ne doit pas être remise en position normale tant que le train ou la locomotive n'a pas dégagé complètement le point d'obstruction.

OBS

point d'obstruction : terme tiré du Règlement unifié d'exploitation du CN.

Spanish

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Record 2 1996-08-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Rail Traffic Control
  • Signalling (Rail Transport)
DEF

The point at a turnout back of the frog in signaled track where insulated joints are placed.

CONT

(turnout track) (In signalled track, the fouling point refers to the location of insulated joints or derails, usually beyond the clearance point. In standard track, fouling point refers to the clearance point.).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Circulation des trains
  • Signalisation (Transport par rail)
CONT

(voie déviée d'un branchement) (Dans une section de voie à signalisation automatique, le point de dégagement désigne l'emplacement des joints isolants ou des dérailleurs, généralement au-delà du point limite de garage franc. Dans une section de voie ordinaire, le point de dégagement correspond au point limite de garage franc.).

Spanish

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